Breaking corsets and ghoongrus, modern dance has evolved in several phases, one step at a time. Creating waves in the air, dancing has been at the core of many kinds of revolutions. Syncing one’s body with the beats of the music, the aerial strokes have replaced the ‘talk to my hand’ notion. When the establishment encroached upon the domains of individual freedom, dancers have broken classical norms to bring a change in the system, what we know as ‘revolution’.
Mata Hari – The Weeping Mother Who Turned Into A Dancer & Spy.
Mata Hari became famous for her exotic temple dance that enchanted the men of Europe. Her undressing during the act came to be known as a ‘spiritual act.’ Her acts were surreal with the audience deeply engrossed watching her immersed in her art.