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International show winners to teach at Dawar's school

Dancer-choreographer Shiamak Davar flies down the winners of TV dance reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, to conduct classes in the city.
Hindustan Times | By Rachana Dubey Rachana Dubey, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2010 12:45 PM IST

Tara Jean Popowich and Vincent Desjardins, the winners of the 2009 season of the Canadian version of So You Think You Can Dance, are in the city to conduct dance classes. A member of Shiamak Davar’s Institute Of Performing Arts convinced the duo to take time off from Canada and conduct classes for his students in the city and later, in the capital too.

According to Davar, who follows the show closely, Popowich and Vincent were excellent and he really wanted them to teach some moves to his students too.“I think they’re fantastic performers. Their body language, style and the overall presentation of their performance is unmatched. And at every given opportunity, I’d like my students to be exposed to as much international talent as possible. It just makes them rounded performers,” asserts Davar.

Popowich and Vincent reached the city shores earlier this week. They will be conducting classes between May 1 and 15 in the city and from May 16 to 31 in Delhi. Davar, credited for bringing down dance stalwarts like Debbie Allen, Katya, Terry Beeman and Amy Mayers, gushes, “It’s pure pleasure to watch them groove. I’m sure there are moves that even I’d like to learn.”

After the TV show Dance Premier League wrapped up late last year, Davar was approached to take on more dance reality shows. When quizzed, he admits that he has been approached, but says that he hasn’t found any of them appealing enough.

“I have my school to look after too. I do a film or two in a year. I have stage shows to choreograph. Where’s the time? And being part of every single show is not worth it. Besides, I don’t think I’m judge material because I can’t be khadoos (nasty) with the contestants,” he chuckles.

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