Studio 5678 in association with figurine fitness presents ” Footloose”
Happened on Saturday evening. As expected I was there. ‘J’ and me went clad in blue jeans and red tops. To each, the dress scored high on the cool-quotient and was adamnat to change to anything else inspite of the uniformity. Managed to make her change her jeans atleast to some other colour. We decided if ‘A’ also comes in red we will sing a Christmas carol and come back. ‘Jo’ couldn’t make it as expected. [Software Engineer. Never marry one :-( ]
It was an eventful evening. It started with a musical rendition by a local band called "BFB” Bi Focal Brothers”. Their compositions were fusions of western and carnatic classical music. None of them had long hair. It was interrupted by a call from 'N' and it was a breath of fresh air in the true sense of the word. Walked out of the auditorium and slipped into the cool night. Walked up and down the compound of "Gurunanak Bhavan" as though I was the sole inhabitant at that part of the world giggling on the phone.
4th standard students of Vidyaniketan performed on the choregraphies of "summer of 69" and "move your body". Smart kids! The future is in safe hands, rather in safe feets. I should say, the future is in the legs of the kids. It is the only school in Bangalore that has ‘dance’ as a subject according to the words of the fakely accented MC. Reminisced my school days. We had performed on Debbie Gibson's number, "Play the field". Then the evening unravelled a lot of heart stopping, foot tapping dance sequences from ‘studio 5678’ and ‘team 5678’.
‘Team 5678’ happen to be a group of professional dancers who has performed more than 800 stage shows across the country and the only dance troupe to have been featured in an international album. Their first number “seekhle” started by showing the silhouette of a female behind a screen swinging and swaying. The crowd was frenzy after that. My eyes followed her wherever she danced on the stage. They did not dance just for the heck of dance’s sake. With startling propensity they kick-started the motion and were in sync throughout. I had witnessed them some time back at “Golden Palm Resorts” at some event of Bajaj. ‘Studio 5678’ belted out salsa, merengue and cha cha cha. The students from all the different centres across Bangalore came together to perform them. Some of them were from our centre too and all of them our seniors.
It was nice to see our instructors Arun and Niranjan on stage. The other day I danced with ‘A’ and ‘J’ danced with ‘N’ and that made our day. It was like dancing on stage, everybody watching us while their perfect steps lead us. Two of the female dancers looked so nervous in life. They looked as though they would faint any moment. They should see me and ‘J’ perform on stage together. We interact with the audience through our steps, smiles and body language. I am saying this cos I can :-) Next time if our batch is given a chance I will join. All I need is some liposuction here and there, a wig, a little bit of cosmetic surgery, a pair of contact lenses, a pair of this and that, a new set of teeth, high heeled dancing shoes and audience who know to appreciate art. (My art)
Rushed to the kitchen to cook egg curry in my style before 'J' could add her coconut water and change it to South Indian. I didn’t mean to post this part but, I enjoyed the rush. My cool top with the slits in the arms, knot here, knot there and knot God knows where, came hanging in between. Had to pin up the hanging thing supposed to be the arms :- )