As mentioned in my last post, I was gearing up for a bhangra performance at the annual India Day festival.
There was the usual chaos of getting dressed and made up on the lawn. We were a colorful bunch and had lots of folks taking picture of us as we got ready.
MIT Summer Bhangra always closes the show – and looks pretty exuberant since we can barely fit all of us on stage. My motto for the group has always been “We may not be the best dancers, but we’ve got the most people.” As I mentioned before, as long as you can commit to the rehearsal schedule, anyone can dance. Everyone from kids to, uh, me (I’m at least 15 years older than the second oldest person performing.)
So, it being Tuesday, the video of the performance is my ‘ta-dah.” I’m in the introductory dance, and the third (with sticks) and fifth (“Call Me Maybe”) ones. Sorry, the audience is screaming so loud, you can barely hear the music. At the end of our performance, we were asked to do an encore and did the whole thing again.
If there are bhangra classes in your area, I highly recommend taking them. Bhangra is a blast!
Linking to Faith, Hope and Charity Shopping’s Ta-Dah Tuesday. Check out the other projects and great finds there.