Usha Jey’s “.RAW Spleen”
Fashion meets dance in “.RAW Spleen,” a groovy film by Usha Jey, a dancer and choreographer known for a signature style that’s bringing together Bharatanatyam and hip hop. Jey started experimenting with pairing the two styles in 2019 and went viral this May with her choreography to Lil Wayne’s “Uproar” that had more than five million views. She aims to honor the essence of both classical Indian dance and hip hop culture. “People say I mix the two dances, but I don’t. Bharatanatyam adavus each have a specific mood. I am not mixing this with hip-hop moves. I consciously switch from one dance to another, honouring each in its entirety,” Jey told Vogue.