It may appear bizarre if someone is to tell us that a child dancer gives performances on broken pieces of glass. But for the eight-year-old Abhishek Parmar, it's fun and a way to captivate audience during his nail-biting dance performances here.
A student of third standard, Abhishek, earns an unusual attention of all dance admirers, irrespective of age, by dancing in various dance forms barefoot.
Be it Punjab's Bhangra or the modern Salsa, he loves dancing on dance floor covered by non-sharpened pieces of glasses, normally used for specs or goggles.
Initially, Abhishek bled but with passage of time it has ceased to be a problem for him.
He feels elated when people appreciate his dance performance during various competitions at school or inter-school level. He can carry on dancing up to 45 minutes on shards of glasses.
Inspired by TV programmes like Boogie Woogie, Jhalak Dikhla Ja , the dance-based daily shows and Shabash India, the dare-devil show, Abhishek started dancing when he was just three-year-old.
"I watched many actors and other individuals dancing on the stage and floor and made up my mind to do something distinct. Thus, I started dancing on shards of glasses," said Abhishek
Motivated by his guardian uncle and aunt, Abhishek, who is an ardent fan of Bollywood heartthrob-- Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan--took to dancing. His dream is to dance like Hrithik Roshan who is well known for his on screen dance performances.
Abhishek's uncle, Rajesh Parmar, takes pride in the fact that the child takes deep interest in dance and performs on stage.
"He is very prompt in his work. We do not need to tell him to practice and does all his works accordingly," said Rajesh Parmar, who is also Abhishek's mentor.
Abhishek enjoys dancing to popular songs from old movies to the latest Bollywood hits. He loves enacting yesteryear' Bollywood comedy King Mehmood's dance he performed from the movie Kuwara Baap (or, the unwedded father).
With new dance forms in mind, Abhishek is training himself in yoga so that he can prepare his body for tough performances. He wants to dance on bottles and swords in future.
"I want to dance on bottles and swords," said Abhishek.
Abhishek has displayed his skill at various functions in Gwalior, Ujjain and Indore. His guardians are looking forward to the day when he will be able to dance on even fire!