Mumbai-based choreographer& fashion stylist Arindam Banerji is the official choreographer for Miss India worldwide & has worked with lots of Bollywood celebrities such as Rekha, Susmita Sen etc. His conversation with Bulvar24.Com are as follows:
What is a creative director?
A theatre director has responsibility for the overall practical and creative interpretation of a dramatic script or musical score.
They are involved in the whole process, from the design and pre-production stages, right through to the final performance.
Directors work closely with their creative and production teams, the performers and the producer to create a performance which connects with the audience. They therefore need to be able to coordinate effectively across a range of disciplines and with artistic vision.
How did you initially break into fashion industry as a choreographer?
I will always choreography over styling as i am a born dancer & i have an eternal love towards dance.
over styling as i am a born dancer & i have an eternal love towards dance.
You have worked with some extremely talented & famous models? What was most memorable about experiences?
Through i have choreographed a lot of Bollywood stars, I think my experience with Govinda was the best.He is a human being & is fun to work with.
Tell me the differences between Choreography & styling?
Both are different zone, one is more into body language & expressing emotions & the other is more into vision.
With several Western dance forms being used in Bollywood now, one wonders what the future holds for Bollywood dance?
I believe Bollywood dance has a great future ahead,Slowly it is making its grip internationally.It has a culture base & Western Essence.
What do you advice you give to aspiring Choreographers?
Take time,plan & think ,spread little time alone with others thoughts,so that they can creat new material & express it properly.No copy,This will kill real art & there will be no revolution.
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib