‘Nagaland Dance Battle’ online competition announced
Dimapur, Sep. 6 (EMN): The Musik-A in collaboration with the Kripa Foundation is organising an online solo dance competition called “Nagaland Dance Battle” with the theme, “Get high on dance, not on drugs”.
The competition is first of its kind event being sponsored by the department of Social Welfare, to be held in October, an update from DIPR informed.
The event is being designed to entertain and educate on importance of health and social issues of substance abuse. The competition will involve young people ‘in exposing to performance-based group activities that indirectly or directly help prevent substance abuse.’ It will help dancers avail new platforms and recognition, learn from the professionals with intensive workshops and classes and also create platforms and open doors for future, it stated.
Dancers from across Nagaland have been invited to participate. There will be no age bar and no preference to different kinds of dances. The online battle will consist of five rounds — online selection, round of 16, quarter, semi, and final, it informed.
To participate, interested person may send their dance performance video clip of 1 minute without any edit (one take only) via WhatsApp to 9436007979 or email to (email@example.com) from September 6 to the 26th.
Judges for the competition are Jong, a backup dancer and choreographer of KPOP groups like BTS and GOT7 from South Korea and Virieno Zakiesato, choreographer and creative movement artist and Kokliba.
The videos will be uploaded on ‘musikaevents’ Instagram page. Top 16 most liked videos will be selected for round of 16 and out of which the judges will select top eight dancers for quarter final. The fixture of quarter finals will be based on the lucky draw and viewers’ choice award will be based on the audience poll, it informed.
For the quarter final battle, all the participants will dance to one common song and participant’s choice in semi final. The finalists are recommended to compose and dance on the theme, “Say no to drugs” in their own choice of song.
The prizes include championship running trophy, cash prize of INR 1,00,000 with certificates, gift hamper of PWS20N (media and karaoke box) from Whitesquare, dance scholarship for one year at Petros Dance Studio, a dance music video and workshop with the celebrity judges and sub-title categories for best composition, most promising, youngest dancer, viewer’s choice.