I’ve never seen a Bollywood movie, and, even though a friend gave me some Bollywood dance DVDs about eight years ago, I’ve yet to try them. I might have remained in the dark forever had Gaitrie Devi Subryan not contacted Spree about establishing the first authentic Bollywood dance classes in the area.
TEDxBuffalo 2014, our fourth annual event, featured our fantastic speakers sharing their ideas “In Motion” with the audience. The day included the creator of a digital machinima opera, a Bollywood dancer and the brains behind the University Heights Tool Library, among many others.
Following is a short interview with Gaitrie Devi, in regards to an upcoming Bollywood dance performance at Ujima Theater
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Bollywood dancer Gaitrie Devi is the type of person who is constantly thinking of innovative ways to expose the community of Buffalo to different styles of dance. Her passion for the Indian art form, which began at an early age, has now blossomed into a full-blown career as she is now the only Bollywood instructor in Buffalo.
Completing the evening’s offerings, Gaitrie Devi and her Devi Bollywood Dance troupe present “Behthi Nadiya” (Flowing Water). Performed to live and recorded music from the soundtrack to the 2015 Indian film “Bajirao Mastani,” the dance uses the concept of flowing water as a metaphor for life’s changes, Devi said.