Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon says, “We need emotional content.” And he’s right. He was far ahead of his time in the sense that he viewed martial arts as not just a combative sports activity but a form of movement. A way of expressing oneself authentically. Movement without emotion becomes mechanical, soulless. This applies especially to dance. You put a dancer who is just going through the motions next to a dancer who is passionate and putting themselves into every single movement… I guarantee you will notice a difference.
Culture is the ideas, customs and social behavior of a particular society. Folk art forms are the methods through which these ideas and customs are kept alive. It is also the method through which the children become a part of that culture by inculcating those ideas and customs, through songs and dance. Folk Dances should not be practiced just for the sake of safeguarding our rich cultural heritage. Folk Dance is not just reminiscence of the past. But acts as a passage connecting the past and the future.