Since 1982, International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29 by the International Dance Council. The day is celebrated with immense enthusiasm among all the dance lovers.
“The International Dance Council considers that while dance has been an integral part of human culture throughout its history, it is less prioritized by official establishments in the world.”
On the occasion of International Dance Day, we covered the journey of Anamika Singh- A Dancing Wonder.
“She moves like a dream, captures your soul with her smile.
For some she is ‘A Dancing Wonder,’ for those who meet her,
She is a personified dancer”.
Anamika Singh is acclaimed across the nation for her traditionally Indian yet refreshingly modern dance style. Imbibing the intricacies of the dance forms synonymous with grace and beauty; she acquired her classical training in Kathak from Aditi Mangaldas, and Ballet from Fernando Aguilera. Having trained in nineteen dance forms under the tutelage of many reputed names like Shiamak Davar and Saroj Khan, make her an exceptional dancer. Along the way, she has metamorphosed from a student into a teacher with ADAA.
In this 18 years long journey, she not only made many dance to her tunes at her academy, but also won many accolades. She has brought together two diverse and rich cultural forms of dance and poetry, through her ‘Naya Prayas.’
The tinsel town was not very far away as she stepped onboard for the Yash Raj film ‘Fanaa,’ followed by the 51st Filmfare Awards. She sashayed into the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in 2008 for Tarun Tahiliani and once again in 2011 for Kavita Bhartia. Her persona and skill have recently enhanced TV commercials for top brands, apart from mesmerizing the audience with an opening performance at the 1st Delhi International Film Festival.
She is also running an academy for 19 years, Anamika has trained interacted closely with students of all age groups (4-80 years), from different walks of life and has witnessed many miracles on a daily basis. Whether it is boosting confidence in a child to overcoming an intense speech related issue, being a source of strength for someone dealing with cancer, working as a release for loss of a loved one, developing and at times even restoring an intimate connection between a couple, or sometimes purely a celebration or sometimes an expression of one’s self.
“Dance is what makes my body breathes, my mind awaken and my soul alive. It is my prayer, my blessing, my purpose, my being. It is in dance, the “I” is lost and the “I” celebrated” says Anamika Singh.