If Cities Could Dance

LGBTQ+ Choreographer Amit Patel is Changing Bollywood Dance

Season 3 Episode 8 | 6m 54s | Video has closed captioning.

Dancer Amit Patel is reinventing Bollywood dance and making space for queer expression in the South Asian community. At 10, he began Bollywood dance training with Mona Khan Company and later started contemporary dance. He realized he could express himself outside of Bollywood’s traditional male roles. Today, he teaches "Bollywood Heels," a mix of Kathak gestures and jazz performed in 5-inch heels.

Aired: 12/03/20

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.