Varsha Naik brings Indian dance to Spotlight Productions

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Varsha Naik and Navrang Dance Academy perform at Spotlight Productions’ ninth “Dancing in the Spotlight.” (Credit: Friday Films)

Navrang Dance Academy from New Jersey was the only Indian dance group to perform at Spotlight Productions’ ninth “Dancing in the Spotlight” show at Symphony Space Theater located on Broadway.

Varsha Naik, the director of Navrang Dance Academy, brought her 21 dancers to “Dancing in the Spotlight,” for the first time ever.

“For the first time ever, Varsha Naik joined our organization with Navrang Dance Academy. It was pure magic witnessing this Indian Group. They brought such a vibrant and colorful presence to our show. The stage was illuminated by their beautiful spirits, costumes and movement. The love of dance was quite visible and our audience of 800 spectators was left with memorable impressions of style and grace,” Spotlight Productions stated in a press release, adding that decided to incorporate exotic styles from around the world in honor of New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

(Credit: Arthur Lisenberg)

Spotlight says that they promote thought provoking numbers that revolve around high energy and creativity that is rooted with the attitude “I am living the life of my dreams,” in the elaborate productions each year which inspires everyone to bring their best and most authentic selves.

Naik too said that she is “living the life of my dreams.”

“It’s the dream for any dancer to perform on this prestigious stage and I find myself extremely lucky to have gotten the chance.  I would like to thank Spotlight Production for organizing ‘Dancing in the Spotlight.’ Every piece of dance was spectacular, colorful and fascinating on this stage,” Naik said, adding that she was inspired by Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, “I’d like to express my gratitude to him for encouraging me and my team to cross our limits and do something extraordinary. This was a huge opportunity for us to showcase one of the many Indian Dance forms and be a part of the bigger dance community.”

(Credit: Friday Films)