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Aarifa Bhinderwala

Aarifa Bhinderwala, Pole dancer, Ranjana Dave, Odissi dancer

What Happens When A Pole Dancer And An Odissi Master Spend An Afternoon Crossing Forms

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographs by Debarati Sanyal. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Hair and Make-Up by Saher Ahmed, Faze Creative Management. Location Courtesy: The Space, Juhu, Mumbai

Dancing might be poetry in motion, but there’s a science to it. Pole dancer Aarifa Bhinderwala’s agile spins and inversions defy gravity, and Odissi dancer Ranjana Dave elevates simple physics to keep her lower body firmly grounded while her torso is fluid and snake-like. Verve spends an afternoon watching how the two women’s mutual intuition for movement results in beautiful synchronicity
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