Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sikkim hunts for Dance Talent

Gangtok,August21: NINE FM the first FM station of SIKKIM is playing the role of the official radio partner to Swar Sikkim Dance Galaxy for Natraj Championship 2009.

After its stint in the field of music and songs with Swar Sikkim-I, Bal Tara, Lok Dohori Competition, Nepali lyrics writing competition, etc, Swar Sikkim has now ventured into organizing ‘Dance Galaxy Natraj Championship 2009’.

As part of its association, NINE FM is promoting the entire event on air. Through NINE FM, Swar Sikkim announces the auditions and invites the people to participate. The event will provide a platform for the local people of Sikkim to showcase their dancing skill.

Dance Galaxy Natraj Competition 2009 is a “Group Dance Competition” where a minimum of six participants and maximum of 10 are allowed in one dancing group. Each dancing group can perform any form of dance - folk, filmy, contemporary or fusion and in any costume or in casual dress. They will be judged on the basis of basic dancing skills and choreographic talent.

The auditions for Swar Sikkim dance competition concluded for North District on August 18. From among the 20 groups, only 12 groups have been selected to vie for the top 10. The audition round for West District will be held on August 22 followed by auditions for the South District at Namchi on August 25 & East District, Gangtok on August 31.

All selected groups will have to face “Final Audition for Top Ten” on September 2. Out of top ten groups only four will be shortlisted for the grand finale. The participants will be judged by a panel of experts like Pema Choden, a prominent Bollywood dancer & choreographer, Kamal Rai, noted choreographer and dance director from Kathmandu Film Industry and Uttam Pradhan, Nepali Actor of Darpan Chaya Fame.

The winner of the competition will win a cash award of Rs.1 lakh along with Gift Hampers, trophies & Certificates.

NINE FM aims to create the perfect forum for the local talent and also aims to promote them through its medium. Dance Galaxy Natraj Competition 2009 is one such step towards bringing forth & recognizing local talents. NINE FM by being the official radio partners, wishes to explore this excellent opportunity of fulfilling its objective of promoting local talents