"You Can Do Whatever You Aim For" - Vidit Gaur

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1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

I come from a very happy and tightly packed family of 5. Always taught to be kind and passionate we never had any caps as to what a healthy career meant. Our options were always open which led me to think of all the available possibilities.

The start of my dance journey is quite funny. It never started as an intention of being the career choice as much as a free time hobby. 
I started my training with some b-boying basics here and there and 8 years later I am where I am.

2. When did you first decide you wanted to pursue dancing and how did you start?

There is a whole narrative that dancing is not a serious career, any art for that matter. But lucky for me, I come from a supportive family that understands what it means to have a passion. I am a mechanical engineer by degree. Sometime around the last year of my degree, I was sitting for an interview where it hit me that this is not what I imagined my life would be.

I was an active member of the dance society for four years. The amount of love and exposure I got there was all that was needed for a head start. I had my preliminary training with the society and the stage gave me a sense of self-confidence and belief in myself.

I started with training myself at BDC with their PDSP program. And since then the training days have never come to a stop.

3. Who is your favourite dancer and why?

With all the talented artists out there its difficult to compare and quantify people but if I have to give a name I will go with Melvin Timtim. He is a real gem. All that he has achieved at a young age is truly commendable.

I  believe that you should have your unique style of dancing and that’s what he does. He has a special relationship with the music that you can see in his dance moves.

4. Can you throw some light on opportunities one gets as a dancer?

Dancing is a tricky business for sure but you will always have an audience if you are true to your art. With the increasing social media engagements its not that difficult to showcase your talent. You need to be clear of your basics so that you do not close yourself in a box. 

5. Is format training required or can one train themselves purely based on talent?

Format training gives you an edge over others and faster growth, considering the competition in the field. Trust and invest time with your faculties. There is nothing better than balance guidance.

6. What piece of advice would you like to give to future and aspiring artists?

You can do whatever you aim for. It is actually that simple. Like any other field, there is, dancing also requires complete dedication and devotion. Never give up, take a step back, and move ahead stronger.

7. Which is your favourite book and why?

Oh, my attention span is too little to be a book worm but surely cover you NCERT kids.

Interview by - Kriti

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