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    With just a month to go for Anybody Can Dance, India's first 3D dance film, Director Remo D'Souza will approach city colleges for dancers.

    Anybody Can Dance (ABCD),the first dance film of India in 3D, is set to hit the theatres on 8th February. But this month end, director Remo D'Souza and his team will be camping in Lucknow and Kanpur to look for talent for sequel of ABCD, which will also star Prabhudheva. The sequel will focus on local dances of each state and hence the team is planning a nationwide campaign to promote traditional dances across the country beginning with garba during Uttarayan. He will be urging local dancers to send videos to his email id and will select the best of the lot for the sequel. He is also willing to fund local talent. By this month end, Remo will approach city colleges to scout for talent.

    ABCD stars Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya in key roles. Winners of popular TV reality show Dance India Dance - Salman Khan, Dharmesh, Prince, Mayuresh and Vrushali - also essay central characters. LaurenGottlieb, the global winner of the popular television talent show So You Think You Can Dance is the lead heroine.

    Remo D'Souza, says, "In ABCD, I have included everything from western contemporary, ball room, pumping and hip hop to Indian classical mainly Kathak, Indian folk, semi-classical and local street dancing that people do during festivities. We are a country that loves dancing, be it on the streets, in the club,during festivities and even when India wins cricket matches. We connect while dancing and each one of us has an unique style of dancing. So dance is within everyone and everybody will love this film."

    Remo further adds, "Music and dance in Lucknow has been much influenced by the Mughal rule India. The royal courts had some of the best dancers and musicians of Lucknow. The realm of fine arts flourished during the Mughal rule and Lucknow emerged as one of the best places to indulge in music and dance. The famous Lucknow Gharana was created in the royal courts of the Nawabs of Lucknow. This Gharana inspired major dance forms like Kathak, which is the classical dance of the north of India. Today, the rich tradition of music and dance of Lucknow is kept alive by various exponents and preachers through various concerts and cultural programmes."



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