Thursday, August 06, 2009

“Nachyo Babary”, a dance competition in Sikkim on the cards

Gangtok: Swar Sikkim will be conducting “Nachyo Babary”, a Dance Galaxy Championship 2009. Audition will be held all over the State - 17th -18th August in Mangan, North Sikkim, 21-22 August in Geyzing, West Sikkim, 24-25 August in Namchi, South Sikkim and 29-31 August in Gangtok, East Sikkim. This is informed in a press conference held at a local hotel on Tuesday.
Mr. D D Bhutia, Ex Minister, is the chief patron, Padmashree Dr. G S Lama, President, Roshan Rai, Vice Presiednt, Repden Bhutia, General Secretary and Shyam Pradhan, Publicity Sectary of the organizing committee. The championship will be for age group 14-25 years. The aim of the programme is to provide a platform for singing and dancing to develop talents in those sectors, said Mr. Bhutia. In the audition round, “judgment will be purely based on group dance, group coordination, choreography, rhythm and timing, body movement and basic dancing skills”, said Dr. Lama adding, “maximum number of participation should be 6-10 participants in a group”. Pre-quarter to final round competition will be held at Gangtok and each dancing group has to perform two items – one in pure folk form, which is compulsory, and any other. From pre-quarter two teams will be eliminated in every round of the competition. Out of top ten groups only four groups will perform in final round for the championship of the competition. 1st prize is Rs.1,00,000, 2nd prize Rs.30,000 and 3rd prize Rs.20,000 cash, along with trophy, certificate and gift hampers.