A collective of dancers and performers known as BollyMobUK were out in London on Wednesday (17 June) treating the public to a number of Bollywood inspired flashmobs.
The group of around 50 dancers, compromising mainly of students from Shiamak Davar’s The Dance Academy, took to the streets of the countries capital with a music player in tow and performed a number of flashmobs at various locations across the city including Tower Hill, Liverpool Street, Southbank and Wembley Central.
Starting with just six dancers, the group quickly grew in numbers, with more and more dancers emerging from all corners of the crowd dancing to catchy Bollywood tunes, as bystanders looked on in amazement.
Adam Winstone, 24, from Wembley Central said: “I would have joined if I knew the moves.”
Sandra Lambert, 37, from London Bridge, said: “We’re all so caught up in the daily grind that we forget to have fun and do something out of the ordinary. This is truly wonderful that these youths have taken the time out to bring a smile on our faces.”
The dance combined indo contemporary and modern movements with strong ballet grounding and performance based visuals.
BollyMobUK say they were inspired to perform the flashmob after watching a popular Indian dance show called ‘Nach Baliye’. A judge from the show, dancer and choreographer Marzi Pestonji even tweeted the groups photographs.
“BollyMobUK is simply an idea driven by our sheer love to perform by making others happy by surprising them with our highly energising performance. If we’ve managed to inspire any single person to get up and dance that would be wonderful, even if they’ve never danced before.” said organiser Alia Kapoor.