Posted on October 12, 2022 at 7:17 am

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Rajit Dev becomes the first Indian choreographer to choreograph FIFA World Cup song

Celebrated choreographer Rajit Dev has a new feather in his cap. Recently he choreographed a special song with popular actress-singer/dancer Nora Fatehi for the Football World Cup.

 

Throwing more light on the song, Rajit says,

“It’s about women power. This is the first time in a World Cup that there will be female referees. We have 4 amazing artists (Nora Fatehi, Balqees,Rahma riad and Manal) from different countries and different cultures coming together igniting the power of women.”

Speaking about his association with Nora he says,

“We have known each other for more than 6 years now. We made our first dance video on YouTube for a song called Whine & Kotch and it went viral. We knew then that we as a team can do a lot of things together. She’s been super supportive in getting me to choreograph her songs in Bollywood. So when she got the biggest opportunity of her life she took me on board as her choreographer for the Fifa World Cup anthem 2022. We feel we are very strong as a team. She makes my steps look magical. She’s an amazing artist. Every time I work with her I get inspired. Now the world is gonna do my steps and all credit goes to Nora Fatehi.”

Rajit and Nora have worked in international music videos like  Dirty little secret , Pepeta Pachtaoge, Chhod Denge

Rajit also shares his gratitude after he shot for this anthem. He adds,

“I’m overwhelmed, I love football and I’ve grown up hearing Waka Waka, Waving Flags and the big artist creating history. This is one of the biggest opportunities I got and I feel blessed. I’m also the first Indian choreographer to do so. I feel responsible, I feel grateful.”

But every time you design something it is always different from the rest – how challenging is that?

“It always depends on what project I’m doing. What does the song say? My steps are an emotion expressed through moves and I make sure it connects with everyone’s hearts. That’s the only thing I do. If I am satisfied with the steps then I know it will connect with the audience as well.”

 

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