Chinese robots doing classical dance? No, these are real Indian dancers from the United States – FactCrescendo

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This video does not show Chinese robots performing at Disneyland in Shanghai.

A video showing an elegant Bharatnatyam performance by two dancers is circulating widely on social media with the claim that they are Chinese robots at Disneyland in Shanghai. It is also said that the audience lined up to watch this performance for 4 hours and a ticket cost around 75 dollars.

The caption of the video says, “Look carefully at this dance. The dance is performed at Disneyland in Shanghai. These two are not human dancers, but two robots made in China. The duration of the dance is only five minutes. But, the time waiting time to buy a ticket to watch this dance is 4 hours. The ticket price to watch this dance is 499 yuan, which is equivalent to 75 dollars. The facial expressions of the robots are perfect, and it is difficult to distinguish them from real humans.

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Fact check-

Reverse image search led to the same video posted on YouTube on August 11, 2017. The caption of the video reads “Vahana Alarippu: Bharatanatyam Dance | The best of classical Indian dance.

According to the information given in the video, the names of the performers are Sophia Salingaros and Isha Parupudi.

We researched the interpreters and discovered that Sophia Salingaros had studied Bharatanatyam with guru Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu from the age of nine in San Antonio, Texas.

Since her first recital – ‘Arangetram’ – in 2010, she has given numerous solo performances in the United States and abroad.

Isha Parupudi is a Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer from Houston and a student of Rathna Kumar, and also studied with Rama Vaidyanathan and Bala Kondalarao in India.

You can see their other performances below.

Conclusion-

Fact Crescendo concluded that the claim made with the viral video was false. The video features performers Sophia Salingaros and Isha Parupudi who are US-based Indian classical dancers and not robots. This video does not show Chinese robots performing at Disneyland in Shanghai.

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Title:Chinese robots doing classical dance? No, these are real Indian dancers from the United States

Fact check by: Drabanti Ghosh

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