The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company’s former principal, Rooks who is now the professor and chair of dance at Vassar college in the USA, loves the dedication of the Indian students. “I have seen a lot of classical Indian dance and I love the dexterity and expressions of the dancers. I believe that expression is vitally important and it’s the transition from being a dancer to an artist,” says the lean Rooks.
Steve Rooks is very comfortable in Mumbai. He was here in the second half of March on invitation from the Sumeet Nagdev Dance Academy (SNDA) in Mumbai for a workshop and fi nalising the choreography for the 10th year celebration of the academy in April.