The Right Moves
EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE Posted online: Fri Jan 11 2013, 00:15 hrs
In first of its kind move, choreographer Remo DíSouza will copyright certain dance sequences from his next film titled Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) to prevent infringement. For the choreographer-director, this move is to bring dance steps from his next film under the same regulations. ďLike films, dance steps or sequences are creative works. If a script and songs have a copyright, why canít dance sequences too? I want to take this forward and copyright the sequence I have conceived and used for the song Bezubaan. Itís the first number that we are rolling out,Ē says DíSouza. The song features Zeeís reality show Dance India Dance (DID)winners Salman Khan, along with Dharmesh and Lauren Gottlieb from American reality show So You Think Can Dance, all of whom will groove in the rain. DíSouza adds, ďIf I have a copyright, no one will be able to perform the same steps on any platform. If they wish to, they can pay me royalty,Ē says DíSouza, who is making the copyright effective early next week. Any Body Can Dance, produced by UTV Spotboy, will release in theatres on February 8.