Well, most Bollywood fans may not be fans of Ice skating but the reason that you must watch this video is because the world’s best ice skaters chose a Bollywood song to perform on, at the 2016 European Figure Skating Championships that was held in Slovakia. They also went on to win the gold medal at the championship.
While their moves may not look like real Bollywood dancing moves, kudos to them for doing a good job. Its also a difficult song to dance on, especially if you’re a foreigner and probably have never seen a ‘Garba’ before (but you need to watch the second video below; the skate dancers were just fabulous on the ‘Kajra re’ song). But then some of their moves (lifts) were really awesome and looked dangerous too.
I think once the audience started clapping to the song, their performance raised to a totally new high.
Watch: Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov SP perfoming on the Bollywood song ‘Nagada sang dhol baje’.
By the way, if you’re doing a search for the Bollywood song, remember the song name is ‘Nagada sang dhol baje’ from the movie ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’, and not just ‘Dhol baje’ (which will take you to another song from the movie ‘Hum dil de chuka sanam’).
This is not the first time that Ice skaters have danced on a Bollywood song in an international competition. In 2010, Ice Skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White performed on a medley of Bollywood songs (including ‘Kajra Re’ and ‘Dola Re’) at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, eventually winning the silver medal.
Watch: Ice Skate Dance by US nationals Meryl Davis and Charlie White on the Bollywood song – ‘Kajra Re’
Well, from here on, you can expect more and more Ice skaters to dance on Bollywood songs at International competitions.