“Where words fail the creativity speaks” – Anonymous
Music and Dance are the two sides of the same coin of creativity. Music manifests the inner feeling of a person while Dancing is a total reflection of one’s physical ability to move his feet in a flash of a second. Dance can be as exhilarating as can be. It may rock the audience and may bring them on stage too, but music is a soul searching exercise. “Music can be enjoyed without dance, but it is almost impossible to enjoy the dance without any tunes or music”.
Piano, Guitar, Flute and Violin are some of the prominent musical instruments. In instrumental music there is a heavy use of musical instruments to play a tune. The element of creativity comes with the way each tune is composed of. Primarily it depends upon the musician to bring his tunes alive. In order to do so, he may opt for traditional music or the hip-hop ones.
A few centuries back Tansen mesmerised the whole of Akbar’s court with his traditional soulful music and he was well appreciated too. Likewise, in the context of India’s traditional music Zakir Hussain, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Bismillah khan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, etc. are some of the leading names and they have immensely contributed to the Indian music. They are expert at playing one or more musical instruments equally well.
The other genre of Music includes the pop music which is now hugely popular worldwide. Who can forget the contributions made by Ricky Martin, Rolling Stone, Beatles and Michael Jackson to the world of pop music? When people watched their live performances they almost landed to an ethereal world. Amongst them Michael Jackson had stunned the whole world with his exceptional dancing skills as well. The Moonwalk dancing step was the highlight in his illustrious career that untimely ended with the sad demise of the legend five years back.
Musicians like Mozart, Bach and Beethoven amongst others represented the pure music. The immortal legacy of western classical music that they left behind is still vibrant and enchanting. Their glorious musical composition can make anyone dumbstruck.
A Glance on Dance
Have you ever wondered how the various dance forms have emerged? In India each dance varies from region to region. Some dance has its legend to the days of gods and goddess. Similarly, many other Indian dances have their roots in the traditional folk dance they only get refined with the passage of time. Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Kathakali, Odissi, Kuchipuri, etc. are some of the famous dance forms in India.
In a historic land like India dance is also used to express one’s joy over a particular thing. Baisakhi dance is hugely popular in Punjab and it represents the joy of the people on the arrival of monsoon. Every dance represents a story and the audience will have to understand the same through minutely observing the expressions on the face of a dancer with not a single word spoken. That’s how dance keeps the spectators captivated to each foot movement of a dancer. The dance is at its best when the audience even blink their eyes nonchalantly.
Creativity is undoubtedly the single most indispensable thing in our life. Music and Dance are two distinct forms of creativity albeit complementary. Living a life without dance and music can be equated to a garden where there are so many trees but no flowers and fruits.