I am told that I was 3yrs old when I used to dance when my grandfather’s melodiously sings for me as “Mella Mellane bandane Gopamma kelle” a very cute toddler song describing Lord Krishna’s pranks. Little did I know that this dancing of mine was being considered seriously by my parents and grandfather!
So as soon as I was 4 I was put in a dancing school “Raagashree Nrityalayam”. And that’s when I started dancing my way. It dint take long for me to start enjoying the grace of dancing. As my master started teaching me mudras, taalas my interest grew deeper and I was totally drenched in the beauty of dancing. My learning of dance, practicing for stage performance, coordinating the events, practicing for dance exam was all huge part of mine and my parent’s life. Until one day I decided to choose studies as priority over dancing.
And so today no more dance classes, no more rehearsals, no more stage performances but often I am left with a huge question to answer and that is whether those 15yrs of my life spent mostly thinking about dancing and learning to dance was of no use? Was it all a total waste of time? I mostly blink and smile at this question and refuse to tell how I feel about it and that’s because I just cannot explain what a magic those 15yrs has on rest of my life.
Learning a bit of dancing in those 15yrs has given me opportunity now to perform some small shows and every time I dance I realize that dance has a huge impact on my life. It’s not exaggeration if I say dancing transforms me into a whole new person. I am a person who is a bit low on confidence but then the moment I am on stage I transform into a beautiful lover of lord Krishna, I proudly express the ego of possessing Krishna, I manage to show that attitude, I manage to express that want, I manage to enact the pain of betrayal and so I mange to forget the person who I am in real world. And again I realize these few moments of skip from real world which dance has managed to give me are really priceless. And trust me even that small stint in dancing has added magic in my real world too. Dance has taught me to manage my expression, hide my pain, show that sparkle of happiness in my eyes, express my love, and so I am very expressive, because of all those managing events I know how to mingle with people around and appreciate the effort which goes into small things in making a huge event successful and So those 15yrs has major influence in shaping my views.
it really doesn’t matter if you don’t master the art but what really matters is what you get out of the little learning . So pursue those and life seems very beautiful when you get a chance to do those things you love and even more beautiful when you sit back and remember those things.