Taare - Yours in Dance , is a non-profit Bollywood dance performance troupe based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in March 2012, the troupe consists of young, passionate, and talented dancers who have several years of training and experience within their respective fields. Taare's dancers specialise in genres that range from Indian classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Kathak to Hip-hop and, the increasingly popular dance styles of Bollywood and Indian Folk. At Taare, dancers achieve common goals of both pursuing their dance careers as well as providing a service to the community via the sustenance and promotion of the Indian arts.
Our vision at Taare is to provide dancers with high-quality dance instructions that foster excellence in all forms of Indian dance. Taare wishes to do so in a manner that embraces a passion and love for the art form, by bringing diverse peoples together and, in many instances, finding ‘unity in that diversity’, and, in so doing, encourage our current and future generations of dancers to learn, respect and admire our culture via the performing arts.
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Dance is the art form that has been a fundamental aspect of my life ever since I can remember – the cornerstone of my very existence. It has taught me more than just the act of movement; dance has taught me perseverance, tenacity, self-sacrifice and has given me a certain spark for life. It is with sincere admiration and appreciation for dance and the Indian arts that I now lead a passionate and dedicated team of dancers. Together, we are Taare – a Bollywood dance troupe being the first of its kind in Cape Town.
Despite suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative muscular disorder, pursuing dance through choreography has indeed given me the hope and inspiration to extend beyond physical limitations and do what I believe I’ve been born to do - propagate the Indian arts. Thus, one of my aspirations that underlie the goals of the troupe, is to inspire individuals in all walks of life to fight for their dreams - with sheer passion and dedication, nothing is impossible!
I envision Taare taking dance to greater heights by uniquely and creatively showcasing Indian dance to our audiences as well as providing a platform for future generations of aspiring dancers to pursue their dance careers. I have full faith in the talents and abilities of Taare’s dancers and have no doubt that further success awaits the troupe!
Yours in dance
Ahneesh Valodia – Artistic Director
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We, at Taare, encourage you to contact us with your live performance requests, enrolments, workshops, and other general queries. Kindly contact Ahneesh on 021 633 7248/083 700 6111 or via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org for any information you may require.