If you have been keeping up with the latest season of So You Think You Can Dance? you are sure to say “Ooh La La”! Yes, the lovely pair Will Thomas and Kathryn McCormick definitely shocked us with a wonderful performance to the hit Bollywood item number from the movie “The Dirty Picture!”
The song, which was originally performed by Bollywood stars Vidya Balan, Nasirudin Shah, and Emran Hashmi, is full of sensual and bouncy moves that are difficult to perform. Yet, Kathryn and Will gave a thrilling performance full of energy, chemistry, and vibrant colors. Will made a very cute snake charmer as Kathryn popped out of the snake basket in a gypsy-like outfit as they portrayed the common image by many Westerners of Indian music relating to snake charmers. Kathryn has been a strong, talented performer since age three, influenced by her mother who owned a dance studio called Dance Connection in Augusta, Maine. Will, on the other hand, has been dancing since the sixth grade and is trained in Contemporary dance.
Although a bit stereotypical, this was surely a great performance choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan. He is an American Bollywood dancer and choreographer and the founder of NDM Dance Productions and Studios, based in Artesia, California, who represents Bollywood and Indian films at their best. He definitely gives the song a twist that makes one’s reaction so “Ooh La La!” Check out the performance and let us know what you think!