Nov 19, 2015
Artists perform folk dance during Mangal Milan Samaroh, at Delhi Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi.
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Artists perform folk dance during Mangal Milan Samaroh, at Delhi Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi. Sarika, a transgender performs at a dance event held as part of transgender awareness week in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Cultural performance at the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit 2015, in New Delhi. At the inaugural ceremony of the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit 2015, in New Delhi. Artists perform garba during ongoing Navratri celebrations at Surat.  Artits perform garba in front of world famous “Bhadra fort” during inter city garba competition in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 
International Odissi Dancer Kavita Dwibedi performing at LPU  (Lovely Professional  University ) during an inauguration day of SPECTRA 2015, in Jalandhar. Artists attired in traditional dresses perform during the Navratri festival celebrations, at Katra. Little girls wearing mask of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee during a dance performance as dancer Ananya Banerjee (C) looks on at release of 'Festive Edition' of Trinamool Congress mouthpiece Jagobangla on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Kolkata. Women wearing traditional attire practice Garba, the traditional dance of Gujarat state ahead of  festival Navratri in dry lake of Sarkehaj Roza and back drop of queen palace in  Ahmedabad. Girls practicing Garba dance ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Ahmedabad. Dancers perform during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan. Bollyoood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with dancers performing during the opening ceremony of ISL2015 in Chennai. Dance performance by Gansu Opera House at the Chinese Dance Festival 2015 to commemorate the 66th anniversary of founding of People’s Republic of China at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. 

<B>Power Of Staying</b>
Some great moviestars just won't take their shoes off, the urge to perform is so great—Henry Fonda, Katharine suspects Meryl Streep going that way. But can any of them match Vyjanthimala, 79, who gave a Bharatanatyam recital recently in Bangalore? And she's far from stopping, she indicates. To put it in perspective, Sangam and Madhumati were released when most of our parents were children themselves. That's commitment.  <b>None to Beat This Beat</b>
When it's Ganesh utsav in Mumbai, you just can't tear Salman Khan  away from the boisterous proceedings that unfold in front of his house, though the din of drums at close quarters demand protection. With Salman's ‘crazy Ganpati dance’, the public got a free peep too.   Legendary actress Vyjayantimala Bali  performs at Nava Vidha Rama Bhakthi in Bengaluru. Artists from Jammu & Kashmir perform during the 10th World Hindi Conference, in Bhopal, MP. Kashmiri pandits dance in a procession as they celebrate Janamashtami in Srinagar. President Barack Obama participates in a performance by native Alaskan dancers at Dillingham Middle School, Alaska. Colombian dancers Liliana Macchiabello and Alejandro Triunveri compete in the first round of the stage category at the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hundreds of couples from around the world are competing in the championship's two categories: salon, and stage. Dancers from the Legend Lin Dance Theatre perform the artistic director and choreographer Li-chen LIN’s classic works Anthem to the Fading Flowers during a rehearsal at the National Theater Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The crew of Bindass Naach’s ‘Desi Hoppers’ celebrates after winning World of Dance championship in Los Angeles, USA. A Kashmiri student performs during a rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar. Odissi dancer Dona Gangully performing at Netaji Indoor Stadium during Golden Jubilee celebration of ISKCON founder Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's voyage, in Kolkata, West Bengal. <b>See The Spark In Him</b>
Have any of you been peeved at this annoying habit of Bollywood picking movies' names from songs? It's doubly annoying when the song isn't a classic. Abhishek and Rishi Kapoor (him reprising his <i>Om Shanti Om</i> moves) does an impromptu promo for their new movie. Name? <i>All Is Well</i>. Cricketer Irfan Pathan performs on the sets of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 8 in Mumbai. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi witnessing the cultural program during the interaction with the Indologists, students of Hindi and Indian community members, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Exiled Tibetan school children wearing traditional costumes dance at a gathering to celebrate their spiritual leader's 80th birthday in Dharmsala, India. The Dalai Lama was born on July 6 according to the Gregorian calendar, in the eastern Tibetan region of Amdo in 1935. <b>Swedish Rhapsody</b><br>If the setting was grand, the audience was grander. Hotel Grand in Stockholm, with President Pranab Mukh­erjee, and Swedish royalty in attendance. Dancer Astad Deboo mesmerised all with three creations—‘Vande Mataram’, one based on a Swedish folk theme, and one Dhrupad-influenced. The Gondi girls perform in a remote village in Chhattisgarh’s ‘red corridor’ Victor Novopashin, 83, a Russian WWII veteran, dances with a young woman dressed in Soviet era uniform in Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia, during the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. Kalakshetram students hone their steps in the Ramalingeswara temple courtyard Lion dance during Tawang festival 2015 in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Whirling dervishes in Cairo, Egypt. Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan, right, and Shraddha Kapoor perform during the trailer unveiling of ABCD 2 (Any Body Can Dance 2) in Mumbai. The movie is scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. A man dressed as Goddess Kali dances during the Suwori festival in Boko about 75 kilometers (47 miles) west of Guwahati.Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, tug of war and dances mark this festival which coincides with the Assamese Rongali Bihu, or the harvest festival of the northeastern state of Assam. Artists performing to welcomed  the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi  and his  Canadian counterpart on their arrival, in Toronto, Canada. Tribal dance artistes take part in a rally during Madhya Pradesh Tourism Year 2015-16 celebrations, in Bhopal. Kochi: Women perfoming 'Pinnal Thiruvathira' in Kochi. Renowned Odissi dancer Meera Das performing at the  'Odisha Mahotsav' at Bharat Bhawan in Bhopal, on Wednesday 8 April, 2015. Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee and actress Tannishtha Chatterjee during a song sequence from their upcoming film UnIndian' in Mumbai. Artists perform 'Chhau' dance during a cultural programme on the occasion of 'Ram Navmi' festival in Allahabad. Artists performing ballet 'Durga Saptashati' in Bhopal. In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, second right, dances with first lady Michelle Obamas as she takes part in Obama's #GimmeFive Challenge in honor of the 5th Anniversary of Let's Move! Initiative, during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. This episode of  The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air on Monday, March 16. <b>In Vrindavan, They Wear Biker Gloves</b>
Holi hai! The harbinger of spring, the festival of colours, the occasion iconised since classical times through myths, exquisite miniatures (often featuring the doings of an amorously-inclined Krishna), a specialised variety of food and glorious, glorious music.... But what the Swedish-Greek (wow!) Elli Avram needs to know about north India's great funfest is the colour-coordinated tumbling into a giant cauldron. Doesn't she need to be wary of the glaring machos? Nah, it's an ‘event'. Artists performs during the Fag Mahotsava at Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur. Kathak danseuse Anuradha Singh with her troupe performs during Lake Festival celebrations on the banks of upper lake in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. A performer from the Portela samba school smiles during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A performer from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A performer from the Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A performer from the Sao Clemente samba school, strikes a pose during the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Performers from the Beija Flor samba school, parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Performers from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A performer from the Portela samba school sings out as she parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A child cheers Beija Flor samba school performers during the Carnival parade in the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An elderly patient in costume from the Nise de Silveira mental health institute dances during the institute's carnival parade, coined in Portuguese: Loucura Suburbana, or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Drum queen Bruna Bruno, from Uniao da Ilha do Governador samba school, dances during carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Actress Juliana Paes is carried by dancers of the Viradouro samba school in the Carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The skies opened up about an hour ahead of the start of the all-night-long extravaganza, drenching revelers and flooding streets near the Sambadrome. Foreigners wearing traditional 'Chou Dance' dress participate in a programme on Valentine's Day at Ballavpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal. Artists from northeast perform at their pavilion after the inauguration of World Book Fair in New Delhi. Artists from Brazil perform at the International festival of Sufi Sutra in Kolkata. <b>A few more mudras</b> Navtej Johar <b>A few more mudras</B> Anita Ratnam Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil dancers from northern province perform during Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Russian and Sri Lankan artists perform at the chaupal during International Crafts Mela in Surajkund, Haryana. Artists perform Bihu during the inauguration of the 73rd session of Asam Sahitya Sabha in Nagaon. Lebanese artists perform during a press preview for the 29th International Crafts Mela in Surajkund. A young Bulgarian masked dancer pauses before a performance on the youth competition day during the 24th International Festival of Masquerade Games Surva in the town of Pernik, Bulgaria. Artists perform at Taal Chakra 2015 in Pune on Friday night January 30, 2015. Japan (.jp)<br>
<b>Masako Ono</B>, 42, Odissi dancer in Bhubaneshwar<Br>
<b>In India:</b> 18 years
From Taj Mahal to Odissi, all my objects of romantic interest are in India. So coming here was inevitable, even though I miss sushi and Japanese food everyday. I needed ample space to choreograph contemporary dance repertoires. I wanted to run a dance school where Indian classical dance, contempor­ary dance, yoga, hip-hop, and other dance forms could be learnt at one place. But then I realised there are other beautiful art forms in Orissa like filigree, dhokra and ikat, so I set up Mudra Foundation in 2009, an artistes’ collective, to help the underprivileged. I even started the Odisha Bie­nnale in 2013 to bring together tribal, folk, classical and contemporary art forms and artists from across the world. Living in India has its challenges. Like getting a dance scholarship is very hard for a foreigner. I sometimes feel that I will remain a “foreigner” in India, even though I’ve devoted my life to Indian classical dance for almost two decades. India has been a fountain of spirit­ual inspiration, but that doesn’t mean that ideas from outside cannot trigger sparks of renewal in the performing arts. I hope I can add to the multiculturalism of an already multicultural society. Trinidad & Tobago (.tt)<br>
<b>Quincy Kendell Charles</b>, 35, Kathak dancer in Delhi<br>
<b>In India:</b> 7 years
 I have been a Kathak dancer for over 20 years, and am now a senior disciple of Guru Prerana Shrimali of the Jai­pur gharana and Guru Jai Kishan Maharaj of the Lucknow gharana. It’s true that it’s kathak, a most royal dance, which brought me to India but on that journey I have discovered Hindi, Sanskrit, not to mention a geogra­phically immense and very diverse country. It’s so culturally vibrant and full of div­e­rse flavours. Speak­ing of flavours, I just love Indian food. I am a huge foodie and so never pass up the opportunity to try something new and delicious. A lot has changed in the last seven years, one of which is the Delhi Metro (far better than even the London metro in my opi­nion). It makes it a lot less stressful to traverse the city. I think India is on the cusp of achieving great thi­ngs, particularly with “Modi fever” runn­ing high. I think he’s allowed the people of this nation, and indeed the world, to view India with a fresh pair of eyes. Argentina (.ar)<br>
<B>Fernando Aguilera</b>, 40, Ballet artiste/choreographer in Delhi
<b>In India:</b> 18 years
I was holidaying in India many years ago when I realised what’s really lacking in this country is a good ballet school. So I set up my ballet institute in Delhi in 1999, and thereafter in Mumbai. Now, after spe­nding nearly two decades in India, my attachment to my students has grown so much that I don’t think I’ll ever leave. The guru culture is strong here and you’re put on a pedestal, which is so different from Argentina. There you have to do everything on your own—from gardening to grocery shopping to even carrying your own bags. Peo­ple in India are very warm, though physical expression is more curtailed. At first I had problems with the cuisine, being too high on spices, but you adapt sooner than later. Italy (.it)<br>
<b>Ileana Citaristi</B>, 63, Odissi and Chhau dancer in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa<br>
<b>In India:</b> 36 years
After so many years of living in India it’s difficult to talk about the country with an objective eye. It’s now impossible to distinguish between my previous culture and my present. People around me often say, “She is more Odia than us”, referring to my way of talking or gesticulating or reasoning or behaving. But it’s not like I’ve totally abandoned the way I was; for example, even after so many years in India, I can’t reach late for an appointment, in spite of knowing that punctuality is hardly a virtue here. I’ve received so much from this country, and at the same time I feel nostalgic about the India I knew more than 30 years ago—a country with few motor cars and bikes, less noise and air pollution, an India which was known as the land of snakes and snake-charmers to the West, but which was also the destination for many of us in search of answers to questions of the soul. Croatia (.hr) <br>
<b>Nikolina Nikoleski</b>, 38, Dancer and choreographer in Delhi<br>
<b>In India:</b> 11 years
I came to India in June 2004 to pursue my childhood dream of learning Bharatanatyam. As an iccr scholar, I was privileged to perform and travel across India and discover its beauty. The diverse cultures and landscapes, warmth and hospitality of the people set India apart from the world. Atithi Devo Bhava is a principle that is deeply rooted in each Ind­ian and I could pen thousands of experiences where I was treated with kindness. Such warmth is missing in the West these days. As an artist, I find my inspiration everywhere—on the vibrant streets, in its colours, tradition, arc­hitecture.... I wish India was safer for women, with less traffic and pollution. Attired in traditional dress, college girls perform 'gidha' around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri Festival, in Patiala. Artists perform on stage during the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas celebrations, at Kankariya Lake, in Ahmedabad. <b>As Red Met Red</b>
Let them dance with evident synchronicity at an awards do, that's what chemistry does. But Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, with the shadow of an alliance about them, are political animals too. Didn't they ‘campaign’ for Mahinda Rajapa­ksa before the polls in Sri Lanka? Just a favour for friend Namal Rajapaksa, they say!   Bodo tribal girls perform their traditional 'Bagurumba' dance during 5th Disang-Brahmaputra festival at Disangmukh in Sivasagar, Assam. Gauhar Khan performs at a new year function in Mumbai. <p>Worth a Shake</b>
Hhow earnest was Travolta when he spoke of gratitude and thanks after receiving a lifetime achievement statuette at the IIFA? After his Bollywood twist with Priyanka Chopra, he’d have spoken his mind: Thank you for the pleasure of acquainting me with ‘Indian culture’. A couple dances the tango in front of St. Peter's Square to celebrate Pope Francis 78th birthday, at the Vatican. Hundreds of tango dancers from all over the world gathered just next to St. Peter's Square to mark Pope Francis' 78th birthday. () Artists participate in Tiger Dace (Pili Gobbu) during Vishwa Tuluvera Parbha programme inauguration ceremony in Mangaluru. President Barack Obama dances on stage with Santa, members of Fifth Harmony, left, Chely Wright, Nico & Vinz and a member of The Tenors, behind, during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington. <b>Courtroom Drama</b>
Go back to the ’90s, to evenings full of Zee TV serials. Remember that weekly, narrow-eyed inquisition by Rajat Sharma in <i>Aap Ki Adalat</i>? The show marks its 21st year—a celebration included the ruling star trin­ity (as you can see), the president and, hold your breath, the PM! A man dances as others watch during a World AIDS Day function in the red light area in Mumbai. Actors Karishma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon with Choreographer Shiamak Daver during a dance show in Mumbai. Naga tribesmen perform traditional dance during Ngada festival, which marks end of the harvest season, in Dimapur. File Photo: Sitara Devi, 94, dancer and Kathak legend who took the art form to the global stage. Gurudev called her a nritya samragini at 16; performed on the world’s biggest stages, even did a few films in the 1950s. R.I.P: Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi dies at 94. <b>We got the moves</b> Men of the Imperial Fernando Ballet Company, Delhi, line up Odissi dancer Reela Hota Salman Khan along with his ex girlfriend Katrina Kaif, friend Aamir Khan danced to her hit number Chikni Chameil at sister Arpita Khan's wedding. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi welcomed by the Australian tribal dancers at Sydney on his arrival at the hotel, in Sydney, Australia. Salsa dancers at the International Dance Fiesta 2014 in Kolkata. Artists perform Charkula Nirtya during Braj Kartik Mahostav in Vrindavan on Thursday 6th Nov, 2014. Artist perform during the 50th Anniversary of 1965 War Celebration, in New Delhi. Actress Deepika Padukone dances during the launch of special video song of film Happy New Year in Mumbai. Chennaiyin FC co owner Abhishek Bachchan shows a dance step during the Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC, in Chennai. Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini perform at a programme in Mumbai on Sunday night. A couple dance as they participate in a procession honoring The Lord of Miracles Senor de los Milagros in Madrid, Spain. Peruvians in Madrid gathered to take part in the religious procession to celebrate the Lord of Miracles Senor de los Milagros, the patron saint of most Catholic Peruvians, as part of an annual Catholic festivity in Lima, Peru celebrated by hundreds of thousands of believers. ‘Afro Night’ at a Delhi restro-bar Northeasterners at a Delhi restro-bar Girls perform garba during Navratri in Ahmedabad. Men and women in traditional attire perform Garba during Navratri in Hyderabad. Foreigners wearing traditional dresses, perform Garba on the first day of Navratri celebrations in Ahmedabad. Artists take part in grand rehearsals for the vibrant Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. Women practice for the Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. <b>Cop act</b> Salman Khan dances at a Mumbai police function in 2012 <b>Bring Back Our Four Down! </b>
So it's a Dildar Dandia bash in Hyderabad—a pointer to how far and wide this Gujarati festive staple has travelled. The youngster crossing dandiyas with star batsman Laxman wouldn't know how those rubbery wrists were made for twirling weightier things. But the smiling, crowned maidens around him? Ah, they should know better! Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Vivaan Shah, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan and Sonu Sood during the music launch of their upcoming film 'Happy New Year' in Mumbai. Cornell University Bhangra dancers perform at the kick-off of the University's 150th anniversary year, at Lincoln Center in New York. Kathakali artists perform at an Onam rally in Thiruvananthapuram.

<b>She Can Also Sing</b>
And what's Shruti Haasan doing these days? Possibly practising her item turn in <i>Tevar</i>, where she also sings for Sonakshi Sinha. Will the dance match up to the picture you've your eyes peeled on? Can't say yes to that query and raise your hopes! Actor Tiger Shroff during the launch of his dance video as a tribute to pop icon Michael Jackson in Mumbai. Tibetan artists perform during the commemoration of 54th Democracy Day at Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamsala. Transgenders dressed up as Gopis celebrating Radhaashtami festival at Sri Ji temple in Barsana. Siddaramaiah in a Bangalore school Juan Malizia Gatti and Manuela Rossi, from Argentina, compete during the 2014 Tango World Championship Stage category final, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Artist Ragini Makkad & her team perform during an event of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism in Mumbai on Friday evening. \President Pranab Mukherjee felicitates Malavika Sarrukai after her Bharatnatyam performance  at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium in New Delhi. Shah Rukh Khan with a police constable during a dance number at a Kolkata police programme. College girls in traditional Kashmiri dresses perform during the full dress rehearsal of Independence Day parade at Bakhshi Stadium in Srinagar. Aymara Indians dance at the 4th annual Intercultural Festival of Indigenous Music and Dance, in La Paz, Bolivia. Dancers perform with a Japanese flag before the start of the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The traditional 'baile de la alpargata' dance at the Pamplona Casino after the daily running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain. An Egyptian dancer in a traditional costume performs a 'whirling dervish' during a night show marking the holy month of Ramzan in Cairo, Egypt. The One Billion Rising dance campaign aimed to end violence against women at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. <B>Samba Score</b> A dancer from a popular samba school struts her stuff <b>‘Ginga’</b> Samba mini-carnivals are scheduled through the tournament <b>Twist And Shout</b>
Sreesanth can dance. And why not, if it brings in honest income, now that the Kerala paceman is forced by circumstances of his own making to let those lethal outswingers waste away in a house of horrors. The stage is the pitch now, and choreographer Sneha the receptacle of a hunky move. It's less taxing and is safer—unless Bhajji takes charge of the opposite number. School children perform during Rabindranath Tagore's 153rd birth anniversary celebrations in Agartala. Dancers from Chennai based Kalakshetra performing at the inauguration of the Glimpses of India Festival being organised by India in China. 

<b>Take It With Rum And Sun</b>
<p>As <a target=_blank href=>Isa Guha points out in 10Q</a>, IPL includes large doses of Bollywood entertainment, especially off-field. That also included an authentic version of one of Bollywood's fave dances—the Turkish-Arabic belly dance. Royal Challengers' Chris Gayle was a natural choice for representing cricket. Maybe he'll take it to the Caribbean.</p> President  Pranab Mukherjee interacts with Manipuri dancers during their performance at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Bihu Samraggi, Himashree Saikia (C), Bihu Rani, Hiranmoee Kalita (R) and Bihu Kuwari, Murchana Hazarika pose for a photograph after winning a Bihu competition in Guwahati. Artists of the Russian Black Sea fleet dance and music groups perform for pro-Russian people celebrating in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine. <B>Saifai shake</b> Madhuri Dixit dances at an SP function A member of India’s Dongria tribe watches others dance during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop of the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi district, Odisha. 

Performers take part in a dragon dance during a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. 
Jharkhand adivasi tribes' traditional dance at All Assam tea tribe adivasi cultural convention 2014 rally in Dibrugarh. Girls perform traditional 'Kahi Dance' during the opening ceremony of Sivasagar Flying Carnival at Kukurapohia Gaon in Sivasagar, Assam. Dancers in traditional attire performing the Bihu. The awe-inspiring bamboo dance of Mizoram The Hundred Drums Wangala festival Assam's harvest festival, Bihu A member of the Nyishi tribe, Arunachal Pradesh A performance at the Shillong Autum festival A dancer at the Ali-Ai-Ligang A band performance at Ziro A Khasi boy in traditional costume A performance of the Chham dance, Torgya Tribal dance performance at Hornbill festival Students hold the flag as they perform a dance during the Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

School children in tiger costumes dance during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

Folk artists perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

Physically challenged dancers of the Ability Unlimited Foundation (AUF) perform 'Bhagwad Geetha' dance drama on wheelchairs at an event in Bengaluru. Folk Dance Group performs the sword dance during inauguration of International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad. 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee performs the Vajra dance on the occasion of 31st Kagyu Monlam Prayers at Bodhgaya. Actor Mallika Sherawat performs at Saifai Mahotsav. Noted Odissi danseuse Pritika Kalra Gandhi being honored with National Nritya Shiromani Award for her outstanding contribution to promote the classical dance form at 5th International Dance and Music Festival in Cuttack. Artists from West Bengal perform 'Chhau dance' during a two-day long Fourth Sacred Grove festival in Bhopal. <b>Just For Her</b><br>
LUNGI dance! A terrible drone of a song, by all accounts, but where the new toast of tinseltown, Deepika Padukone, outshone Shahrukh by a lap and more. The movie in which it was embedded, Chennai Express, only furthered Deepika’s inexorable march
towards the number one heroine spot. Artists perform ‘Pulikkali’ as part of Thiruvathira celebrations in Kozhikode. Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kansas, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.  Veteran actress Hema Malini performs at a programme at Palitana in Bhavnagar. Brazilian pole dance couple Ekaterina Malykhina, right, and Tallyta Torres perform in the doubles' category of the Miss Pole Dance South America 2013 competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A folk dance show A Kathakali artist performs at Kala Nadam Dance Festival in Bangalore. Martial artists show their skill during a procession to celebrate 116th birth anniversary of Harekrushna Mahatab in Bhubaneswar. Folk artists from Manipur perform during a procession held as part of the ongoing all India multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad. A folk artist from Uttar Pradesh performs during a procession held as part of the ongoing all India multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad. Britain's Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, pose with Kathakali dance artists after watching their performance at the Folklore Museum in Kochi. Dancers perform during 19th Kolkata International Film Festival in Kolkata.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attempts a hand gesture used in Indian classical dance as she poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai. First lady Michelle Obama pretends to dance to music as she arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington at a workshop for high school students from Washington, New York and Boston about careers in film.  Artists from Norway performing at the inauguration of 'FIDE World Chess Championship 2013' in Chennai. First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic in the State Dining Room of the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic in the State Dining Room of the White House. Cruise crew members perform a dance A Belly dancer performs during the 5th Annual Belly Dance Festival 'Hip-Nosis 2013' in Bengaluru. Students from France take part in International Dance Festival 'Udbhav Utsav', in Gwalior. Followers of the Shiite Houthi group, also called Ansarullah, dance with traditional daggers named jambiya during Eid al-Ghadeer in Sanaa, Yemen. Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform their ice dancing short dance program during a practice session at the Skate America figure skating competition in Detroit. <b>Rounders With The Ladies</b>
Few folk dances are easier on the eye and tougher to perform (a whirligig of timed clicks of sticks) than Dandiya; few afford such photo-ops for celebrities. IPL owner and sometime actress Preity Zinta wasn't going to let one go at a Mumbai Garba.  <b>Chennai Open</b> 
Effortless displays of big hitting more characterises Dwayne Bravo than stellar wrecking with the ball. One of Windies' new generation who it was hoped would stiffen the team's cru­mbly consistency, Dwayne is also a leading exponent of the lungi dance—as evidenced by this shot from the floors of a Tamil movie. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister & State BJP President Vasundhra Raje dances with students at a college function in Jaipur. <b>On Polished Flooring</b>
Amidst fulminating against UPA grandees, Narendra Modi still has time for the Divinity Series—which attempts to present Bharatanatyam in ‘fresh, modern settings'. Foun­der Deepak Shourie (third from left), Arun Shourie and others line up for the end-of-the-show snap in Delhi. Odisha dancers perform near Taj Mahal in Agra.
Young girls, wearing traditional dresses, show their painted backs as they prepare for a rehearsal of Garba dance ahead of Navratri celenbrations in Ahmedabad. Actress Hema Malini during a dance performance, in Kolkata. President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee performing Kathak dance at 29th National Chakradhar Samaroh at Raigarh in Chattisgarh. President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee performs at Akhil Bharatiya Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan at Vrindavan near Mathura. As the mill land was developed into commercial properties, mostly as entertainment and shopping centres that attracted a young and hip crowd, the older generation simply vanished into oblivion. Dancers Guido Palacios, right, and Florencia Castilla, from Argentina, perform to win the 2013 Tango Dance World Cup stage finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kashmiri Pandits dance with local Muslims at a rally on the occasion of Janamashtami festival in Srinagar. A couple performs in the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rajasthani dancers participate at the launch of Food Security Programme in New Delhi. <b>Unwelcome</b> Italy-born Citaristi Girls perform folk dance 'Giddha' to celebrate Teej festival at a college in Amritsar. <b>Telangana special</b> Celebrating monsoon festival Bonalu Differently abled people on wheel chairs perform Bharatanatyam and Bhagawat Gita in Mumbai.   
<b>Song, no dance</b> For now, these bar girls sing at ‘orchestra bars’ Bar girls celebrate with sweets the Supreme Court's ruling on dance bars in Mumbai. Seven years after they were banned, dance bars can again run in Maharashtra with the Supreme Court today upholding a Bombay High Court verdict quashing the state government's order. <b>Our Own M</b>
The IIFA awards in Macau unfolded with the B galaxy pretty much sticking to their cliched shtick. Except for one routine by the luminous, lustrous Madh­uri. Lailas and Sheelas may gyrate with their tubs of Fevicol, but none can keep steps to the throbs of our hearts like her. <b>Mrinalini Sarabhai 95</b> Ahmedabad, Danseuse, Darpana Academy director
“I stay healthy and in touch with everything that’s going around. It’s important to keep yourself busy, hit the bed at 9. The secret of staying young: feel like you’re 21.” Tribal artists perform to celebrate the Hul Utsav, commemorating Santhal Revolution, at Illambazar in Birbhum district, West Bengal Jackie Chan dances with children during a visit to a project of a developmental organisation in New Delhi. J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah dancing on the tune of Ladakhi music during the inaugural ceremony of Sindhu Darshan festival in Leh. Anita Ratnam, Dancer Thyangboche monks in a traditional dance for the successful British expedition. Tribes from Adilabad dance at the Welfare Party of India (WPI) function in Hyderabad. President  Pranab Mukherjee pose a group photo with Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra artist after the ‘Karna’ a Ballet Performance  at Rashtrapati Bhawan Auditorium. <b>Jump In Step</b>
How else to react to the music release of a movie called <i>Yamla Pagla Deewana 2</i>, but to break into an untrammelled bout of Bollywoodised Bhangra? Led by the age-defying gaiety of Dharmendra, the line-up includes Sunny Deol, Shahrukh, Hrithik and the one at least partly original stylist of current times, Aamir Khan. <b>Shutter speed</b> A still by Shobha Singh Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dancing with Bihu dancers during the celebration of Rongali Bihu at Latashil Field in Guwahati. South Korean rapper PSY performs at his concert Happening in Seoul, South Korea. Shobha Deepak Singh A traditional tiger dancer from Orissa state waits to perform during a Save Our Tigers awareness campaign in Kolkata. Russian Kathak dancers perform during the Champaran Sanskritik Mahotsav in Motihari on Friday night. <b>Let Fall The Rattle</b>
If her ghungrus could prattle, would they have recounted stories of the circ­les 
Sha­rmis­h­tha Mukherjee has danced around Pranab? Of missteps and tub-thumpings? Shoot no, ain't no word of mouth 'bout her routine. Through Eye Slits 
what's that you're saying to us, Gabriela Bertante? Come hither? Umm, you know, we totally would. The saffron visor doesn't do it for us. Maybe, save that for Carnival? <b>Kat-astrophe?</b> <i>Chikni Chameli</i> from <i>Agneepath</i> Malaika does an Anarkali in <i>Housefull2</i> <b>Not glued to TV</b> Kareena extolling Fevicol virtues in <i>Dabangg 2</i>  <b>Dancing queen</b> Seema Singh, Bhojpuri cinema’s gold standard <b>Stare, please</b> Namita Vankhawala Artists from Karnataka perform during the Surajkund Arts and Crafts Mela in Surajkund. Activists dance in an event to support One Billion Rising global campaign in New Delhi. People perform a traditional dance as they participate in an event to support the One Billion Rising global campaign in Bangalore. Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund. Performers from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. A dancer from the Unidos de Vila Maria samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A dancer from the Vai-Vai samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. <b>Gotta Love The Handles</b>
Ash fans noted with gladdened hearts the slow retreat of the double chin and the extra wiggle room in this performance for Sachin's Support My School Telethon. Ahhh, that's stark rel­ief though. Black, of course, is the great leveller. Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund. A Maori cultural performance at the Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua Artists perfoprm on the chaupal during inauguration of the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund, Haryana. <b>Birdsong</b>
The virtue of keeping it in the box is known to greenhorn shu­tt­lers. Jwala Gutta won't be confi­ned to just playing between the lines tho­ugh. She likes to serve up surpri­ses. An Item number? That'll do. Artist from Karnataka perform during the press preview of 27th International Surajkund Art & Craft mela 2013 starting from tomorrow in Faridabad. Artistes dance who participated in the Republic Day Parade-2013, during a meeting with  President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Chou dancers from Purulia perform during  Republic Day celebrations in Kolkata. Miami-Dade carnival dancers perform at the annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Miami, as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Russian students dance at an event as part of a students exchange programme in Patiala. Buddhist monks perform their traditional dance at Bodhgaya Bhutan Monastary in Gaya district. Women participate in ‘Thiruvathirakali’ as part of mothers day celebrations in Kozhikode. Folk dancers welcome Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir at the 27th Annual Dastkari Haat Bazaar at Dilli Haat in New Delhi. Newly-elected Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh performs the folk dance 'Nati' with his daughter Abhilasha Kumari and others at Holly Lodge, in Shimla. Students perform during a cultural event at IIM Ahmedabad. <i>It isn’t easy. Dance isn’t merely performing. It is about working on your body. It’s a constant process. And the enviroment matters greatly.</i>
Mythili Prakash 30, Los Angeles, Bharatanatyam dancer Tribal girls from Orissa perform Dhemsa during the tribal dance festival in Bhubaneswar.
A Theyyam performer Children gathered at a local temple for a Theyyam performance  Naga tribesmen during the first day of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland.  An artist performs a traditional dance to welcome guests during a Diwali function at the New York City Hall in New York. Odissi dancer Kabita Diwedi performs during 18th International Puri beach festival on Tuesday evening. Marathi artists perform during the Vasant Mahotsav and the 63rd Birthday celebration of Deputy chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare in Thane. A Tibetan Buddhist monk from the Sherbling Monastery in Himachal Pradesh, wears a mask as he waits before performing a bone dance at the closing of the Delhi International Arts Festival in New Delhi. The dance, which is usually part of a prayer ritual, is performed for entertainment purposes only. A folk dancer performs at Bawa Fair in Jodhpur. <b>Belladonna</b> Meher Malik of Banjara School of Dance <b>A movement</b> Sanaz Dance Studio in Bangalore Pratik Chaudhri from Jaipur <b>Shake it all about!</b> Belly dancing class in session at the Life and Dance studio in Pune The Kuchipudi guru VEDANTAM SATYANARAYANA SARMA, 77, who specialised in
female roles. Bhamakalapam, where he played Satyabhama, was his piece de resistance. Moulin Rouges' Cabaret performs during a show in Mumbai.
Young Gotipua performers strike a limber pose Artists perform Gair dance in Mehrangarh Museum in Jodhpur. In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 photo, devotees perform Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at Umiya Mata temple on the night of Navratri festival in Surat. Folk dancers perform during Navratri festival in Gandhinagar on Monday late night. Women carry 52 Metal pitchers on their heads at a folk dance award ceremony in Ahmedabad. Youngsters take part in a Garba programme during Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. Younsters take part in a Dandiya programme to celebrate Navratri festival in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Samburu dancers at Sasaab Young dancers perform during National Day celebrations marking the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. President Pranab Mukherjee presenting Akademi award to Manipuri dancer Priti Patel during the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2011 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Serbia's Novak Djokovic, center, performs South Korean rapper PSY's  Gangnam Style dance with volunteers on a court after a prize presentation for the men's singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Djokovic won the China Open tennis tournament, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2. Toda tribles dancing for rain at Muthanadu Mund, Near Ooty, The Nilgiris. Participants perform the horse-riding dance of South Korean rapper PSY during a street dance festival in Seoul, South Korea. PSY's music video for 'Gangnam Style' which features the dance, has more than 270 million YouTube views. A traditional dancer performs in front of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, top left, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, top right, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, bottom left, and Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez during day two of a summit with heads of state and government of South American and Arab Countries, in Lima, Peru. A foreign tour operator dances with local artists during Shikara Festival on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Folk dancers perform as they take part in a Ganesh Chaturti festival procession in Mumbai Performers from the Kunming Acrobatic Circus of China rehearse prior to the troupe's premiere in Bogota, Colombia. They dance like this for entertainment in Sumatra 'Turkish Night' at an Istanbul restaurant Dancers from the Argentinian group Fuerzabruta, perform their act entitled Mylar in a translucent pool suspended overhead in Singapore during the Night Festival which showcases international arts performances in the city-state. Revelers dance as they parade through the streets during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures and traditions with exotic costumes and samba music. Argentine tango dance couple Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla compete in the stage category at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two-week long event offers hundreds of free dance lessons, concerts and recitals, as professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born. A Kaliyattam artist wearing traditional costume performs for students at a school in Chennai. Hema Malini  performs at Birla auditorium in Jaipur. <b>The Emcee Also Freestyles</b>
Ever unassuming, Mary Kom lets her actions speak for her. And they speak volumes. But a true champion knows when to pull her punches. Trading in her trunks for the phanek at a homecoming felicitation, the Olympian drew on the quiet grace of the jhum fieldhands. The delicate twists and twirls of this traditional dance manifested just as easily as those urgent hook-and-jab flurries. Esha Deol performs at a Krishna Janmashtami event in Worli, Mumbai on Friday night. Hema Malini performs to display a creation by Neeta Lulla during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Tribal women perform a dance during the ‘Hul Utsav’ held in remembrance of the Santhal revolution at Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal. VEMPATI CHINNA SATYAM, 83, Kuchipudi doyen who took the dance to the international
stage. Started Kuchipudi Art Academy in 1963, performed in 60 countries. Leading ladies
Hema, Jaya learnt from him.
Dancers perform to welcome athletes from Italy and Azerbaijan for the 2012 Summer Olympics at Olympic village, in London. Ballet dancers perform on stage during the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee session in central London's Royal Opera House. Performers dance during a dress rehearsal of A Chorus Line in Sydney, Australia. The original production opened in 1975. A woman dances as she carries a pot filled with cooked rice on her head, she is decorated with turmeric and neem leaves as a ritual offering to the Hindu goddess Kali during the festival of 'Bonalu' in Hyderabad. An exile Tibetan in traditional costume waits to perform a dance at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. The Dalai Lama celebrates his 77th birthday with festivities held for the entire day at the temple complex. People of Toda tribes dance during a marriage ceremony in Fernhill mund near Ooty. Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in Southern India.   Actress Shobana performs at the Tagore Literature Award ceremony in Kochi. Artists perform a dance during a cultural event in Bhubaneswar. <b>Bat And The Maiden</b>
There was a time, between 1996 and 2004, when Sanath Jayasuriya—here at a TV reality show launch—danced down pitches to cut, slash and, devastatingly, flick away deliveries over the 30-yard circle. At least there remains a shadow of the old stance. Folk dancers and musicians entertain guests at night at the Amraee Rural Heritage Resort in Pranpur A Theyyam performer Nepalese women in their traditional dresses perform a dance during a function to observe Nepal  Fifth Republic Day, in Katmandu, Nepal. Tollywood actress performs with her troop during a National Rural Livelihoods Mission programme in Kolkata. Ballroom dancing in Fuxing Park Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik honouring eminent Odissi dancer Kumkum Mohanty at 76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012 in Chennai. <b>Still idyllic, but...</b> it is to be seen how the fracas in Kalakshetra will affect its running Leela Samson <b>Letting her hair down</b> Nita breaks into dance at an event Dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo performs in New Delhi. North Korean dancers perform in front of portraits of the late leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (C) beats a drum during traditional Assamese Bihu festival celebrations, in Guwahati.
Artists perform Bodo dance on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, in Guwahati. People celebrate Baisakhi festival at Indo-Pak Border in Jammu. Women perform a traditional dance as they take part in a procession for Mahavir Jayanti, in New Delhi. The holiday celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who created the defining rules of Jainism. Rukmini Chatterjee Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain (center) being honoured by classical flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at Konark Dance & Music festival at Konark in Puri on Thursday night. A dancer of Grande Rio samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nearly 100,000 paying spectators turn out for the all-night spectacle at the Sambadrome. Kathakali dance artists put on make-up backstage before a performance in Hyderabad. Kathakali is a highly stylized classical dance which originated in Kerala during the 17th century. Artists from Gujarat perfrom Mewasi dance at chaupal at 26th Surajkund Art & Craft Mela - 2012 near Faridabad. Artists from Thailand perfom during a procession for the 'holy relics' of Sakyamuni Buddha in Bodhgaya.   Artists from Uzbekistan perform at the 'chaupal' at the 26th Surajkund Art & Craft Mela - 2012 near Faridabad. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar dances with Assamese artists during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad. Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah dances with folk artists during a visit to 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad. Dancers from Uzbekistan wearing traditional clothing laugh together as they put on makeup before performing at the opening of the Surajkund Fair in Faridabad, Haryana. Folk artists from Haryana perform during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad. Chinese dancers perform during a twilight parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Sydney, Australia. Dongria Kondh tribal women perform their traditional folk dance at the ongoing Tribal Fair 2012 in Bhubaneswar. Girls wearing traditional clothing dance for dignitaries during the 63rd Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Artists perform during 63rd Republic Day function in Imphal. Artists perform a folk dance during 63rd Republic Day function in Guwahati. Women dance in their colourful traditional dresses during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. A folk dancer from Karnataka state performs a dance during a media preview for the upcoming Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. <b>Colleena</b>, American
Based in Pushkar since 2001, the 31-year-old Californian dancer runs the Shakti School of Dance Actress and politician Hema Malini felicitates 94-yr-old dancer and Yoga teacher from America, Tao Porchon-lynch at a function in Mumbai on Tuesday night. An elderly Buddhist devotee looks at a giant screen on a street, which shows the Kalachakra ritual dance live, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya. Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi dances with folk artists during the New Year celebration at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakhetra in Guwahati. Congress President Sonia Gandhi dances with tribal women during the National Convention on Empowerment to Tribal Women at AICC office in New Delhi. An Ottanthullal performance Tango performance at a street café in La Boca Tango in the age of mechanical reproduction Anita Ratnam <b>Just kidding</b> Balasaraswati (left) and M.S. Subbulakshmi in a naughty 1937 studio pic Naga tribesmen perform folk dance on the third day of the Hornbill Festival at the Naga heritage village of Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland. Folk dancers perform before Union Minister of Finance Pranab Mukherjee and Minister of Women & Child Development Krishna Tirath during the Vatsalya Mela-2011 closing ceremony, in New Delhi. Choreographer Astad Deboo along with street children of Salaam Balak Trust performs on the theme Interpreting Tagore in New Delhi. A Bhutanese Buddhist monk waits before a rehearsal for a dance to be performed during the wedding festivities of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan. Dancers, seen in a reflection, prepare for a celebration of Matsu, the Chinese goddess of the sea on Nangan Island in Taiwan's outlying Matsu Island chain. Falling on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, worshippers celebrate the anniversary of the believed ascension to heaven of the island's beloved goddess Matsu, known as the protector of fishermen. Devotees perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at the Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Surat, about 270 kilometers (169 miles) south of Ahmedabad, India. Umiya Mata is the deity worshipped by Kadwa Patidar Hindus spread across the world. Devotees perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at the Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Surat, south of Ahmedabad. A girl performs the Garba, on the occasion of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad on Friday night. South Korean students wearing traditional costumes perform during Seokjeonje Memorial Rite at the Sung Kyun Kwan in Seoul, South Korea. Seokjeon is celebration to consecrate Confucius and the great sages as of the supreme teacher at the civil temple in order to honor their virtue and follow their instruction, along with playing music and dancing and offering wine for blessing. Women with their back painted and wearing traditional attire pose for photograph as they get ready for a practice of Garba, as part of preparation for the upcoming Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. Argentina's Guido Palacios, bottom, and Florencia Zarate, top, perform during the finals of the 2011 Tango World Championship Stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Assamese girls perform Bihu, a traditional folk dance of Assam, during India's 65th Independence Day celebrations in Guwahati. Exile Tibetan artists in traditional costumes wait for their turn to perform a dance during a function to felicitate the newly elected Tibetan prime minister Lobsang Sangay in Dharamsala. A Kathakali performance in Kochi Dancers welcome exiled Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama after his return from US and his meet with US President Barack Obama. Colombias pop star Shakira performs during her concert Sale el sol in Cancun, Mexico. Cambodian dancers perform a traditional dance during a ceremony at the complex of Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple, near the disputed border with Thailand, in Preah Vihear province, about 245 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia marked the third anniversary of the listing of the 11th century Hindu temple as the UNESCO's World Heritage site. Exile Tibetans perform a traditional dance during celebrations to mark the 76th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala. Renowned Dancer Shobana (C) presenting the Krishna Chronicle, a dance based drama on Krishna Leela at Chowdiah Memorial hall in Bangalore on Thursday. Tango <b>Sarina Jain</b>, 34 Fitness personality Bharati Shivaji NATARAJA RAMAKRISHNA, 88, Kuchipudi legend, scholar and musicologist who revived Andhra natyam, a temple dance tradition of the state. His ‘Bhama Kalaapam’ was
celebrated all over the world. Colombia's star singer Shakira performs with FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique during The Sun Comes Out World Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain. Colombia's star singer Shakira performs during The Sun Comes Out World Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain. Colombia's star singer Shakira performs with FC Barcelona Gerard Pique during The Sun Comes Out World Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain. Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah dances during a function organised to celebrate the inauguration of Golf Course at Pahalgam on Saturday evening. The golf course is developed at this place in order to attract tourists who are interested in playing golf. Colombia's pop star Shakira performs at Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Sri Lankan artists perform during Buddha Purnima celebrations in Bodhgaya. Cheergirls of Pune Warriors India during the IPL cricket match against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad. President Pratibha Patil with the artists of the Geetanjali Troupe at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the dance drama 'Kavi Pranam' on the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Dancers of a samba team perform near an evacuation center in Ishinomaki, northern Japan. Actress Hema Malini performs during a programme in Gandhinagar. Assamese dancers perform the Bihu, a folk dance, during celebrations to mark Rongali Bihu festival in Guwahati. Rongali Bihu marks the onset of the Assamese New Year and the coming of spring. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with children dancing on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival in Guwahati. South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called Legend of Flower to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organization's 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called Legend of Flower to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organisations 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called Legend of Flower to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organizations 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. <b>WHO</b> Cheerleaders of the Pune Warriors in IPL 4<br>
<b>WHAT</b> The Cheer Queens aka Bharatiya Nrityanganas will outstrip competition from flirty skirts and racy hotpants with their traditional costumes, breaking into classical dance forms—Bharatanatyam, Lavni, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Haryanvi and Mohiniyattam—at each of their boys’ onfield highs.<br>
<b>WHY</b> Hastas, mudras and adavus choreographed by Tanushree Shankar
and Ganesh Hegde will replace all that frenzied pompom-waving and hip-shaking, while kohl-lined eyes will keep catcalls in check. Glamour won’t be compromised—B-town’s Neeta Lulla has designed the costumes. Team Twinkletoes also ensures one less bharatiya sanskriti protest, stadium swelter be damned. President Pratibha Patil presenting the Padma Shri award to Kathak dancer Sunayana Hazarilal during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Tribal men from Orissa state wait for their turn to perform at the Indigenous Peoples' Conclave in New Delhi. Hundreds of indigenous and tribal people from across India attended the conclave. Tribal women from Assam state wait for their turn to perform at the Indigenous Peoples' Conclave in New Delhi. <b>WHO</b> <br>Choreographer and dancer<br>
<b>WHAT</b><br> He made 1,335 random
people dance to his tunes in a packed
school compound, training them in
just an hour to shimmy and shake
like pros. The result? A Guinness
Book of World Records
entry for the
highest number of people
choreographed in the shortest time,
outgrooving the existing
Australian record.<br>
<b>WHY</b><br> The song they danced to,
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
(no doubt
chosen for its instructive title),
turned St Theresa School in Bandra
into a veritable Bollywood class as
aspirants hung on to Lewis’s every
move. The biggest lesson? Bollywood
jhatkas could actually be in
our blood. Tribal activists under Communist Party of India (Marxist) participate in a protest rally in Hyderabad. The activists raised several demands including introduction of a special scheme for development of Dalits and tribal localities and effective implementation of forest rights act. Veteran actress Hema Malini presents a dance ballet during TSR Lalithakala Pasrishad awards ceremony in Madhapur on Saturday evening. Veteran actress Hema Malini being honored with Lalitha Kala Samrat title by MP T Subbarami Reddy (3rd R) during an awards ceremony in Madhapur on Saturday evening. Anil Kapoor (L) looks on. Colombian pop star Shakira performs during her concert, “The Sun Comes Out World Tour” Porto Alegre, Brazil. Colombia's singer Shakira performs during a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shakira is on a tour promoting her album 'Sale el sol'. In this March 1photo, a Kathakali from Kerala performs at a Kerala tourism promotion event in Calcutta. Artists perform during a cultural programme to mark Raja Bhoj's enthronement millennium centenary celebrations in Bhopal. Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan along with choreographers Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant during the announcement of  a TV talent show in Mumbai.