National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar says dance is not only an art form, but is therapeutic as well.
Davar, who in association with the Parkinson’s Disease And Movement Disorder Society organised a show titled ‘Shiamak Live – Together We Move better’ last week here, added that he always looks forward to performing to raise awareness about the disease. “I’ve seen how people and their families get affected as my father suffered from Alzheimer’s and mother with breast cancer. Just support and faith can help and heal so much. Dance I believe is truly therapeutic,” Davar said in a statement.
He added: “Through my not-for-profit organisation, Victory Arts Foundation, we have observed a positive impact mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.”
Expressing his love and fondness for PDMS and Dr Singhal founder on Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Societyhe states “I always look forward to performing and choreographing the show in supporting of Parkinson’s society. Dr. Singhal works tirelessly with the team and it’s inspiring to see how they brig so much awareness. Personally, I’ve seen how people and their families get affected as my father suffered from Alzheimer’s and mother with breast cancer. Just support and faith can help and heal so much. Dance I believe is truly therapeutic. Through my not for profit organisation, Victory Arts Foundation, we have observed a positive impact mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. This show is very close to my heart and the entire Dance Company looks forward to it each year”
Earlier, in an interview Shiamak has said that he misses seeing pure dancing in Bollywood. “Choreography has definitely become more structured and stylised. ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’ had created a revolution in terms of introducing fit dancers doing synchronised movements. From there on, a trend started and it has moved in a positive direction. But honestly, technology also has a huge role to play in it. The advantage of an editor makes it easier for stars to do one movement at a time with multiple cuts that a seamlessly joined later. Honestly, I find this very boring, I miss seeing pure dancing! When you look back, Helen ji used to dance an entire sequence effortlessly. That is dance; that was natural talent.” he had said.