Today, the Capital will witness one of the most versatile dance performances. The Bad Boys of Dance, a famous American dance company formed by Rasta Thomas, a classical ballet dancer, will be performing at Siri Fort Auditorium.
Rock the Ballet, the performance of the evening is a two-act medley. While the first act, The beautiful day, is a love story based on peppy numbers such as tracks from Black Eyed Peas, the second act, Rock you, is inspired from Michael Jackson.
"Both the acts involve a variety of dance moves from ballet to jazz and hip hop, something that will keep the audience involved throughout," says Lydia Barraza, assistant cultural officer, The Embassy of the United States of America.
The performance has six ‘bad boys’ and one girl. "The chemistry among the dancers is phenomenal and I think that’s the USP of the group," adds Barraza.
Thomas formed the group in 2007 with a motive to bring traditional dance performances to younger audience. "I started the group to show the world what great male dancing looks like and to make dancing fun, entertaining and accessible to a whole new generation," says Thomas. Barraza adds: "Indians love dance and music and so do we, and in India, we see lots of experimentation happening in traditional dance forms to make it attractive for younger audiences. We are doing the same. Bad Boys of Dance is one such attempt."
Who are these Bad Boys?
Bad Boys of Dance is a US-based dance company. Each Bad Boy of Dance is hand-selected, based on his extraordinary physical abilities and artistry by the founder, Rasta Thomas, a classical ballet dancer.
Catch it here
What: Rock the Ballet
When: Today, 7pm
Where: Siri Fort Auditorium, Asiad Village Complex, August Kranti Marg
Entry: First-come-first-serve basis
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on the yellow line