Posted: 29 December 2011 at 7:38am | IP Logged
Earlier I used to watch DID purely for entertainment reasons, but after watching the auditions for this season I might just start taking this show a bit seriously.
Firstly, I would definitely want there to be some more focus on different styles of dance and not get stuck just on hip hop, contemporary and bollywood. There's so much street that they can cover - krumping, street/funk jazz, tutting, robotic (not strictly street dancing but still), popping and locking, BBoying, Tap dance, waacking etc.. And I mean really attempting these styles, not doing dharmesh-style dancing and giving it different names. Sirf naam ke liye dance karne ka koi faayda nahi, asli kaam karke dikhao.
Ballroom is something India has never been able to tap. It always ends up looking like buffoonery, especially waltz. I want to see just one good ballroom performance. Coming to classical, okay, classical needs to be incorporated and acknowledged so much more than it is! Classical is a very fluid form, it can be incorporated in so many forms, why can't we see a fusion between classical and contemporary (very common), two different classical forms (like bharatnatyam and kathak, mohiniattam and odissi), semi-classical and classical, jazz and semi-classical - there's so much scope!
AND if they are going to attempt contemporary, hip-hop and bollywood, then I would like to see some solid dancing in these styles. Contemporary without technique is pointless, and I've hardly seen any technique in the last two seasons. Same goes for hip hop, which allows dancers to take a tad bit more liberty. I would like the choreographers to distribute audience entertainment and good dancing in a 1:1 ratio and not a 3:2 ratio.
I've come across such brilliant dancers and an overall brilliant dance community/world in this past year that it would take something seriously awesome to blow me away. DID is one of the better shows on Indian television so naturally the expectations from it are sky rocketing high.
Looking forward to a good season.