The Dhak Dhak girl, Madhuri Dixit Nene has announced a two-day long online live dance festival for April 29th and 30th on the occasion of World Dance Day. The actress took to Instagram to announce the virtual dance festival presented by her dance academy, Dance with Madhuri (DWM) and has urged fans and dance enthusiasts to register themselves for the same.
Madhuri said that the intention of this virtual dance festival is to provide people with an opportunity to relieve stress and help them learn something new within the boundaries of their homes amid this lockdown. “With the World Dance Day right around the corner, I am coming to groove in your room on the 29th and 30th of April with the first edition of the DWM dance festival, After successfully enabling our users to learn for free from our platform since 1 April, we have created an online experience for our dance community with the DWM Dance Festival. We will be offering two days fun and learning with some of the best dancers, choreographers, and industry experts on our website and Instagram page. All this from the comfort of your home,” the Dancing Diva announced on her Instagram handle
The virtual dance festival includes masterclasses by renowned choreographers like Saroj Khan, Farah Khan and performances by Madhuri Dixit and Pandit Birju Maharaj. The virtual dance festival will stream live on social media handles of Madhuri Dixit and her dance academy website, Dance with Madhuri.
Madhuri Dixit has been posting her dance videos lately ever since the lockdown started, practising Kathak with her son and she says that dancing is a stress reliever for her. These are the tough times for people who are battling with anxiety and fear because of the global pandemic and dancing will provide a physical workout and ensure good health while staying home and Madhuri Dixit is taking a step to make this movement a major one.
However, this is the first virtual dance show which includes various dance artists.
April 29th is marked as the International Dance day; it is a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). 29th April is the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet. The day strives to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals held on the date all over the world. UNESCO formally recognizes ITI to be the creators and organizers of the event.