250 differently able kids dance their way to glory

An NGO, founded by Ace Choreographer and Dance Legend, Shaimak Davar; Victory Art Foundation conducted its annual Presentation for the third consecutive year on 25 October, which was held at the St Andrew Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. More than 250 differently abled kids from 10 different NGOs performed at the event

Special kids from Shiamak Davar's Victory Art Foundation perform at St. Andrews Auditorium. Photo Courtesy- Dhaval Shah studio

Celebrating India’s spirit of Unity in Diversity, glorifying many festivals, languages and cultures of our country, Victory Presentation brought in unique opportunity for all the children from different NGOs and Institutes who have been trained by Shiamak’s finest dance faculty to show that they are differently abled and not disabled. Though they might not have the sense of sight or ability to hear, though they may not have the legs or hands to physically move, but everyone has a spirit, and it is this spirit that makes them triumph.

The show was stolen by various kids who gave phenomenal performance at the event. The special attraction was 23 year old Shahnawaz Shaikh who wears calipers since the age of seven and has become a dance instructor with Shiamak Davar’s dance therapy class. He also contributes to his family expenses by painting.

Special performance by Shiamak Davar's Victory Art Foundation

Speaking at the enthralling event, Bollywood Dance Guru & Founder of Victory Arts Foundation Shiamak Davar said, “I’ve always said that dance heals and is truly therapeutic. The Victory Presentation is a testimony to visually see what a difference dance makes in the lives of people.  To have performers who are differently abled, visually impaired, deaf – mute or lesser privileged perform on stage is a delight.”

He added, “The audience couldn’t believe that they are actually capable of doing everything that they did. My team and the instructors at Victory Arts Foundation work extremely hard and this is a fantastic outcome of all their efforts. I thank all our sponsors and NGO partners for their constant support and helping us reach out to people and spreading the joy of dance.”