April 25, 2012
Last Sunday morning, in an attempt to get the videos in the can before the BBC weather was proved right and the April showers came down, the team were up bright and early to meet Janene and I on the Malvern Hills to film some of the finale tutorial video. Janene and I chose the hills for the shoot because the border between both our counties – Herefordshire and Worcestershire (where we have both been busily delivering Lawk Naach discovery workshops since last November) – falls along the hills. They are a stunning location and at half-past nine (yes, on a Sunday morning!) we met up at British Camp car-park on the county border. After a fairly steep ascent (a pretty good warm-up!) we reached the top of the hills with the gorgeous views over the two counties. We had a brilliant time filming, although we were rather windswept by the end of it, braving bright smiles despite the cold wind! Luckily, despite the bitter wind, the sun was shining and we were able to film everything before the rain came down. It was brilliant to dance Bhangra in such a gorgeous location…we’ll have to do it again sometime!
Lead Dance Artist for Worcestershire, Lawk Naach
April 25, 2012
Being the leader of team Hereford for the Lawk Naach project and the chance to dance on top of the wonderful Malvern Hills both in mind, I jumped at the chance to be involved in filming with Marie Lou (team worcester) and the dance sansaar team as part of the finale video on Sunday. (We also got a sneak preview of the amazing music!)
So we all set out ready to put the Bhangra movements to script and film in rather windy and wild weather, wondering if we would be heard- Luckily, jam packed with all equipment needed Dance Sansaar team had it covered. Costume was quickly re-thought as what started off me braving the 100 mile an hour winds with bare arms quickly turned to thick hoodies of different colours with smart Lawk Naach tshirts squeezed on top! (due to the fact the wind was FREEZING and in Kirans words ‘burning my face!)’ Following many out takes including me getting my left and right mixed up X 5 (mirroring is harder than you think when filming on top of a windy mountain!!), Re-positioning of dancers and Hoodie hoods X 3 and Rhenu almost being blown off her feet, we finally got the takes Harvi was happy with and then the sun came out and we had a Bhangra/Giddha Jam! Wonderful morning with such a fun team- looking forward to the finished product (with no snivels from the cold or squinting from the sun). Thanks for another great experience Dance Sansaar.
Lead Dance Artist for Herefordshire, Lawk Naach
April 13, 2012
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SPECIAL THANKS -
Photographer: Ken Bhogal @ RealVision - http://www.realvisionstudio.co.uk/index.html
Big thanks to Dj Shahmoney for the music! - http://www.youtube.com/user/banglishkidd123/videos