There Is More Participation In Dance From Remote Areas: Remo D'Souza
Learning, irrespective of communication channels, is indeed essential for personal and professional growth. It goes without saying that online environment represents a great opportunity for learning, and choreographer-turned-director Remo D'Souza seems to back the very fact. Recently, the 43-year-old dancer shared how contented he feels that the participation of dancers from remote parts of the country is increasing.
“We see some of the best dancers come from small cities like Dehradun, Ranchi and Nagpur. I think one of the reasons why contestants from smaller cities usually beat those from metros in TV reality shows is that they are more focussed. They just focus on one thing and master it. If they want to be a dancer, they channel all their energies and resources to be the best dancer. In metros, people have so many options around them and they want to try their hand at everything”, Remo stated.
“Today, 80 % contestants on reality shows have learnt dancing by watching videos online”, the A Flying Jatt maker stated. Remo revealed that he learnt dance by watching videos of dancers like Michael Jackson in his early days of dancing. He believes that the wider digital content nowadays is contributing immensely to the training of young dancers. “The dancers you see on reality shows have mastered the most technical dance forms and no trainer could have taught them that. They learn by watching dance videos on their mobile phones. Digital revolution, popularity of dance videos online and availability of affordable mobile phones have given birth to more dancers in the country in the last few years. Today, there are so many dance tutorials from all over the world available online”, Remo shared.
Remo wielded the megaphone for India's first 3D dance movie, ‘ABCD - AnyBody Can Dance’. He also directed its sequel and the third iteration is in the offing.
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