Super dancer-3 - Gymnastics overtakes Indian dance formsMany reality shows are being telecast by many channels on dance competitions for kids. Recently I happen to watch Super dancer 3 telecast by Sony Entertainment Television. All the contestants are excellent dancers in different forms of dances. Dancers like Rupsa who is at the age of six is marvelous. Other dancers like Tejas, Saksham, Prerna, Anwesh are also too good.
But I have observed that the show organizers are giving more importance to Gymnastic skills performed by the children than the dance. Though the children are good in different forms of dances they are encouraged to perform more of Gymnastic skills. Are we not undermining Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi , Kathak etc?