S1 E4
Shiamak Davar: Dance Heals

Let’s Get Physical

Shiamak Davar, the man who has helped numerous celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, and Alia Bhatt find their footing, both literally and metaphorically, tells you about the ways in which he has seen dance make a difference to people’s lives. Shiamak pioneered a new wave of dance in Indian films with Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), which is come to be known as ‘Shiamak style’ in India. A powerful arrangement of movements that have come to be synonymous with Shiamak, the ‘Shiamak style’ changed the face of dance in Bollywood. Film director Vishal Bhardwaj has highlighted Shiamak’s unique indo-contemporary style in the new film, Fursat, starring Ishaan Khatter and Wamiqa Gabbi. Shiamak also runs Victory Arts Foundation, through which he extends the benefits of dance to all those who may not otherwise have been able to afford his expertise: people with economic challenges, or mental or physical disabilities. And in this episode, the incredible dance supremo tells you the many ways in which he’s seen dance heal. Listen! Get inspired! Get dancin’!

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