“Dance like no one is watching.” should be everyone’s motto. At least this is what UK’s biggest flash mob believes!
Just like food is the spice of life, dance is the magic, which transcends cultures and brings together people in a way like never before. So whilst watching a dance reality show, we thought why not bring Bollywood dance to the streets of London, with the simple mission statement – “put music to our troubles and we’ll dance them away” – given the daily grind we face day to day living in this concrete jungle.
So, off we went around London today, with our little boom box taking over the high streets and bringing BollyMobUK to Londoners. We treated them to a surprise performance as more than 50 of us descended across the capital to take part in the UK’s biggest Bollywood flashmob it’s seen.
Starting with just six dancers, our group quickly grew in numbers, with our dancers emerging from all corners of the crowd dancing to catchy Bollywood tunes, as bystanders looked both delighted and bemused. Titling ourselves as the BollyMobUK, collectively we’re all big fans of a popular Indian dance show ‘Nach Baliye’ (literal translations “Dance with me my Beloved”), which is currently on air on UK’s official number 1 Asian TV channel Star Plus (Barn Rated – Sky Ch784). Greatly inspired by this dance show which is driven by the art and love of Bollywood dance, we decided to descend on various locations across London, which included Tower Hill, Liverpool Street, Southbank, Wembley Central, Harrow on the Hill and Hounslow Central – to spread some Bollywood magic.
Combining Indo-contemporary and modern movements with strong ballet grounding and performance-based visuals the performance has worked a treat for everyone and anyone who was watching. The BollyMobUK is simply an idea driven by our sheer love to perform by making others happy by surprising them with our highly energizing performance. If we’ve managed to inspire any single person to get up and dance that would be wonderful, even if they’ve never danced before. Many may not be aware that 29th April is the International Dance Day, introduced by the International Dance Council, a UNESCO partner in 1982.
The buoyant BollyMobUK dance has been circulating across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook already and has even been propelled into the spotlight after the celebrity judges from the dance show Nach Baliye; Indian film actress Preity Zinta, author Chetan Bhagat and dancer and choreographer Marzi Pestonji retweeted/shared/reposted the BollyMobUK videos.