In episode 36 of ADOR LOVESHOTS, enjoy this conversation between Udit Shah - CEO of ADOR Dating App, and Hrikdha Ashok - Dancer and Music Enthusiast.
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Online content creation has opened up many avenues for sharing the passion of our community. What are the steps for any dancer to become an online content creator?
In my point of view, for any artist to become an online content creator, they should have a solid vision and have to be consistent with their creative content. In addition to that, they should focus on new content.
What are the core reasons for your passion for the field of dancing? Share with us how dancing has become the core part of your daily life?
Dancing is my passion since my childhood. More than sharing dance videos on Instagram, for me, it is all about happiness. I find happiness when I am dancing. Whenever I am feeling stressed, I just put on music and dance to the rhythm.
If you had a chance to spend 1 hour with one professional dancer, who he/she would be?
If I get a chance to spend 1 hour with one professional dancer, that would be Dancer Rukmini Ma’am for sure. She is phenomenal in what she is doing. Her perfection, clarity in movements, expressions, and especially graceful movements made me a fan of her.
Why traditional dance forms like Kathak and Bharatanatyam are of the utmost importance for the youth to learn?
I believe that by training in any dance form we can improve our physical and mental health. Bharatanatyam and Kathak bring us mental peace as these take us to another eternal world of happiness. I completely disagree with forcing someone to learn. If we are learning any of the traditional art forms, we should learn with our heart, not just the body.
What are the easiest ways for the youth to learn the basics of dancing from the comfort of their home i.e. online?
Find a comfortable and decent spacious area for your practice and learning via online sources. Make sure you follow the basics properly. If one is not sure about the basics, there is no point in learning the rest. The best creators come from a firm foundation. Otherwise, it won’t stay longer.
Fun and Rapid Fire Round on ADOR LOVESHOTS
Udit Shah: Your Top 3 favourite Dancers in India?
Hrikdha Ashok: My 3 favourite dancers in India are Dancer Rukmini, Rama Vaidyanathan, and Meenakshi Srinivasan.
Udit Shah: One teacher who changed your life?
Hrikdha Ashok: Vasantha Chilamboli (my dance teacher).
Udit Shah: Your favourite dancer in your favourite dance form?
Hrikdha Ashok: Dancer Rukmini (Bharatanatyam).
Udit Shah: Your topmost favourite Indian and Global actor?
Hrikdha Ashok: Indian:- Prithviraj and Global Actor:- Tom Cruise.
Udit Shah: You cannot imagine your single day without?
Hrikdha Ashok: There is nothing I cannot live without, just self-love. I respect myself a lot. I cannot imagine a day where I have to compromise my self-respect for anything.
Udit Shah: If you were given a chance to choose one Global Dance celeb for sharing the stage with, whom would you choose?
Hrikdha Ashok: Madhuri Dixit and Dancer Rukmini. Thank you for a lovely time!