India’s hottest dance show – ConfiDance by Shiamak Davar just turned up the heat in the heart of the cool and crisp New York City. A dance show that takes place in annually in multiple cities around the world witnessed packed houses in The Big Apple. Headed by esteemed instructors Anitha Prakash and Lester Fernandes, the uniquely talented students of the Shiamak Davar Dance Academy grooved to an assortment of dance forms including Contemporary, Bollywood Jazz and Hip Hop. The audience was treated to a delightful display of dance by nearly 70 dancers . The show is conceptualized in India by Shiamak and then is staged in multiple cities globally by his dance teams in each of those cities.
Along with showcasing their talent, over 70 students of Shiamak USA took audiences’ breaths away with noble thought process. Using various dance forms, the team touched on the subject of child labor, social isolation, women empowerment and the pressures of the fast paced modern lifestyle. The team not only strives to teach both children and adults dance as a form of entertainment but also a form of expression and a means to educate audiences across the globe.
“People come to my classes to take up dance as a hobby. But amongst them, a lot of them have the talent to grow and take dance more seriously. Developing dance teams in each of these cities is an effort towards this, so they can learn styles and technique intensively by my core faculty. The ConfiDance Show helps them understand how performing on stage works and gives them a greater insight into dance and the energy of being in front of a live audience. Parents, family and friends also get a chance to see how well they are progressing with the training.”
The faculty puts in all their energies to make this show a grand success. Shiamak’s Senior Instructor Lester Fernandes in New York, says
“I have seen the team grow and give so much to the show. It is truly motivating to see the hard work each one puts in and to see them shine on stage.”
The show in New York had performers from across Manhattan, Queens, Hicksville, Edison, Jersey City ,Paramus ,Short Hills, Edgewater and Parsippany , and are taught by Lester Fernandes and Anitha Prakash.
“The best gift a student can give their teacher is dedication, hard work, and giving 100% of their time and energy. There are many sacrifices we make for our passions, but it will always be worth it in the end and your end was ‘ConfiDance’ which made all your teachers and loved ones proud.”
said Anitha .
Senior Manager for Shiamak USA team Deeba Patel said
“Our performers learnt a lot from this show ,that handwork and determination can help you achieve the impossible. And the understanding of this philosophy has transformed our students, from dancers to confident ConfiDance performers.”
A noble effort by Shiamak Davar and his team, ConfiDance continues to act as the cocoon which transforms a caterpillar into a free flowing butterfly. The team is gearing for their next show Winter Funk on 4th of December 2016 where they continue to spread the joy of dance. To be a part of the action, log on to http://www.shiamak.com/newyork.