blue13 dance company
During the final edit of Slumdog Millionaire, a movie some Americans consider very Indian, director Danny Boyle struggled to find an appropriate way to capture the joy of the film's conclusion. Just as he was about to scrap the entire project, Boyle had a moment of inspiration: create a brand-new dance style for the cast to perform during the closing credits. He envisioned the barefoot dancers with ornate, flowing costumes incorporating a heavy dose of jazz hands. After spending weeks honing the moves in front of his personal assistant, he knew that his dance form, which he called Bhangra, was the perfect ending to what the Academy deemed a perfect film.