Dance With Joy


  • Once a year, Arts in Motion pauses to pay tribute to students who share their passion for dance & to all those teachers who dedicate themselves to this art, by staging a lavish dance extravaganza. Titled Dance with Joy, the show is a unique coming together of a wide variety of Indian & international dances in their pure & classical form, an explosive display of extraordinary expertise by local students.



  • But more than a commitment to entertainment, Dance with Joy is a celebration of life despite all odds.
    Mental, physical, financial & social trials can break the body & bruise the spirit, making life painful & despairing. Dance with Joy is our modest attempt to create awareness for the special requirements of the underprivileged, challenged & diseased; to help integration through interaction and to heal through dance.


  • DANCE WITH JOY '06 –
    ENJOYING DANCE

    was about a desire to infuse new vigour &a fresh perspective of life in those who were afraid, unwilling, unable & disabled, & integrating dance into day to day life.
    DANCE WITH JOY '07 –
    CHALLENGING ARTHRITIS, EMBRACING LIFE

    was about celebrating life despite disease; a triumph of movement over immobility


  • DANCE WITH JOY '08 –
    BREAKING BARRIERS. EMBRACING STREET CHILDREN

    was about accepting a child's Right to freedom of expression & movement, breaking the intangible yet strongly present barriers that segregate society.
    DANCE WITH JOY '09 –
    FIGHTING CANCER, LIVING LIFE

    was about victory over disease, a message to never give up.


  • DANCE WITH JOY '10 –
    CHALLENGING DIFFERENCES, ACCEPTING AUTISM

    was about appreciating differences in human beings, having patience to understand & embrace lovingly, children with autism.
    DANCE WITH JOY '11 –
    ROLLING OVER OBSTACLES, SOARING ABOVE PARALYSIS

    was about overcoming disability and frustration that came with being on a wheelchair.
  • DANCE WITH JOY '12 –
    FIGHTING FOETICIDE, NURTURING THE GIRL CHILD

    Is our fight against dangerous rural dogmas, outdated urban attitudes, hostile societal norms, biased familial traditions directed towards the Indian Girl Child, who constitutes a whopping 50% section of our country.
    DANCE WITH JOY '13 –
    ENDING FEAR, EMPOWERING WOMEN

    Is our attempt to help emotionally and physically abused women to heal themselves and discover the joy in life through the medium of dance, and also to give them the vocational training to be able to sustain dance as a career option, if they so wish.


  • DANCE WITH JOY '14 –
    BREAKING THE SILENCE, FEELING THE RHYTHM

    Is our attempt this year to heal hearing and speech impaired children, a challenge, given the inability of these children to hear music, let aside understand rhythm.