With the birth of the great Terton treasure revealer Pema Lingpa in the 15th century, the mask dances in Bhutan took firm roots and gained an impetus as part of the Bhutanese cultural life.
Ballet, however, survived the modernist movement.
When asking this question one receives quite an ambiguous answer. It has always been the one thing that has helped set me free both literally and metaphorically. Edgar Degas appealed to audiences and stood out from his fellow impressionists. I do know it was centered not on learning a dance technique, but on imaginative play and natural movement—running, crawling, and whirling about.
Dance is both inside and outside the mainstream of life. I even watched legends dancing and tried to learn specific techniques from them.
The specific details of this long-ago outing are too deeply buried in my memory to dig up. The dance faculty choreographers are Lisa M. From the show, the dances represented through various genre such as contemporary, contemporary ballet, and modern dance.
My first reviews were mediocre—or worse. When I first started learning Bharathanatyam, I thought it would be easy since the dancers I saw performing on stage danced with such ease; their movements seemed so effortless. I performed for the Singapore Youth festival, a dance competition that all local schools in Singapore compete in.