Regional Head and Promoter, Hyderabad
Rish is first and foremost, a Salsa promoter. He took up Ballroom dancing in college, while reading Engineering at Assumption University, Thailand studying under Ajarn Boonbunjong Uratanamanee and Ajarn Thanawat and was introduced to the languages of the Rumba, the Waltz, the Tango, the Foxtrot and other International Ballroom and Latin dance styles.
After relocating to Bangalore, a chance encounter with Salsa dance at a winter dance workshop hosted at the Alliance Francaise, Bangalore sparked a torrid love affair with the dance form that continues to grow to date. There he studied Rueda and Cuban Style Salsa with Cyrille Ngalle a Cuban Salsa exponent who was visiting from France.
Looking for further growth and wanting to learn LA Style Salsa, he looked around for more options and was fortunate to find Alex Diaz, teaching Salsa at a Club in Bangalore.
From there on, there has been no looking back for Rish. He started training under Alex and formally joined the Furor team as a dancer and started training as an instructor in 2008. In addition, he takes every opportunity to learn from the best in both India and abroad and have taken workshops with notable national level salsa exponents as well as top international salsa dancers and instructors like Edie (aka Salsa Freak), Eddie Torres, Dave Paris, Zoe Klein, Junior and Emily, Ricardo Murillo, Viviana Vargas, Juan Matos, Candy Mena, Alex Lee, Kimberly Nodora, Terry & Cécile each adding something unique to his journey as a dancer.
After relocating to Hyderabad, Rish took upon the responsibility of promoting Furor’s unique blend of Salsa, laying the groundwork for its formal entry here by jump-starting Salsa Socials in the city, hosting salsa parties on a weekly basis.
A Technologist in a consulting firm by day, Rish brings his varied experience in both managing businesses and in event management and information technology to Furor and is responsible for its online presence management in addition to his role as a Promoter in Hyderabad.
In addition to dance, he has a strong interest in Information Technology, Event Management, Alternative Energy and Journalism. A poet, a writer, a musician and a dancer, he has a strong interest in creative endeavors and works hard to balance his varied interests in both the arts and the sciences.
Salsa DJ, Furor Hyderabad
“If dancing salsa is my meditation, DJing salsa is my nirvana.” This is the philosophy and passion that drives DJ Aditya to be the best in the business. He discovered his love for salsa quite by accident while studying in the USA. “Being there brought me in direct contact with the Latin population and I then realized that their music is a reflection of their culture. While the descriptions are vast and varied, I think that it’s best summed up in a single word-Passion. It subtly touches anyone who hears and then, while they least expect it, swallows them whole. After that it is one of the most rewarding journeys that you can ever take, because at the end of it you’ll find yourself.”
While having the privilege to dance in Indianapolis, Chicago and New York, he realized how varied salsa music can be and just how much of a challenge this poses while DJing. “Spinning at socials is a matter of feel. The challenge of it is getting the crowd to connect to the music. The dancers can be of varied levels and the song has to have something for all of them.”
While DJing he impresses on the importance of smoothness in transition and moods in the music. “If asked what the greatest compliment can be to my DJing, I hope the dancers feel that my style has flow. I like to think of it as taking the dancers on a journey with each song beating a new path.”