Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. The art of dance is a unique form of expression, employing a universal visual communication that everyone understands. From ballet to contemporary, from hip-hop to salsa, and from oriental to flamenco, dance is certainly enjoying something of a renaissance lately. >> World’s Most Famous Dance Styles.
Many exceptional dancers have graced dance floors with their talents. Movies and clips of these popular dancers show us the extent of their love of and devotion to their particular styles of dance. Though not complete, the following list highlights some of the best dancers of the past and present. Share your feelings for your favorite among these popular dancer. If you don’t agree with the list, vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher, add a new item or create your own list in comments.
10. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan is an Indian film actor known for his versatility and work ethic in addition to great dramatic range. He is the best dancer in Bollywood. He is like a machine, a robot that can do anything. He literally became the dance and not a dancer. He is probably the only actor who has the ability to carry off even the most complex moves, with grace, extra sharp physical gestures and undoubtedly superb facial expression. His every performance looks effortless like normal thing.
Madonna is an American recording artist, actress and dancer. Her controversially successful career has made her one of the Best Selling Artists of All Time and one of the world’s most influential dancers. Madonna’s dancing abilities are often viewed as improvised, entertaining and agile. Madonna has a very lengthily career of singles, albums and dance sequences and has been nicknamed the Princess of Pop and later, the Queen of Pop, along with fellow entertainers Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.
Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. She is one of the most amazing dancers I’ve ever seen. The way she moves her body and still sings flawlessly live is amazing. She dance and sing at the same time, absolutely amazing. >>World’s Most Beautiful Women.
7. Martha Graham
Martha Graham was an American dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance. She is widely considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. She created the only fully-codified modern dance technique, choreographed more than one hundred and fifty works during her lifetime, and has had a remarkable impact on the entire field of modern dance.
Graham invented a new language of movement, and used it to reveal the passion, the rage and the ecstasy common to human experience. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years, and during that time was the first dancer ever to perform at The White House, the first dancer ever to travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and the first dancer ever to receive the highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom. In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the key to the City of Paris to Japan’s Imperial Order of the Precious Crown. She said
“I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It’s permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable.”