Showing posts with label Dance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dance. Show all posts

Bishal Sharma wins Super Dancer Season 2

12:09 AM
After a live voting, Bishal Sharma was announced as the champion by judges Shilpa Shetty, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapur on Saturday night. He beat three other finalists Ritik Diwaker, Vaishnavi Prajapati and Akash Thapa to take home the trophy.

Super Dancer Chapter 2, which made history for being the longest-running single season of a dance reality show, has finally found its winner. After a live voting, Bishal Sharma was announced as the champion by judges Shilpa Shetty, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapur on Saturday night. He beat three other finalists Ritik Diwaker, Vaishnavi Prajapati and Akash Thapa to take home the trophy. The 12-year-old, who hails from Assam, mesmerised the judges and had the maximum number of votes from the audience coming his way. The live voting turned out to be quite a record breaking one with million votes being registered. Along with a lot of goodies from sponsors, Bishal received a prize money of 15 lakh and a dazzling trophy, while his mentor received a cheque of Rs 5 lakh.
Bishal Sharma took home Rs 15 lakh and winners trophy.
Bishal Sharma took home Rs 15 lakh and winners trophy.
12-year-old Bishal Sharma from Assam had been an adorable livewire in the show. Whenever the dynamic dancer took the stage, the judges and audience were enthralled. Bishal is an inquisitive young boy, always smiling and chattering away with his friends. Guided by Super Guru Vaibhav Ghuge, the super kid impressed all with his contemporary, hip-hop styles.

The finale episode also saw the presence of Bollywood youth sensation Varun Dhawan, who was there to promote his upcoming film October. The Student of the Year actor also shook a leg with judge Shilpa, that got the audience cheering for them. While the gala episode also saw Shilpa grooving to some peppy numbers and showing off her belly dance moves, Geeta in a breathtaking act paid a special tribute to yesteryear heroines.

Produced by Frames Productions, Super Dancer 2 launched on September 30 and aired on Sony Entertainment Television. While Rithvik Dhanjani and Paritosh Tripathi hosted the show when it launched, with it getting an extension, Jay Bhanushali came in place of Rithvik, who had to quit the show owing to prior commitments. Even before the premiere, the show faced a major roadblock, when its set located at RK Studio was destroyed after a fire broke out.

Here’s wishing the young winner Bishal congratulations.

Source indianexpress

Video - Maruni dance in World Culture Festival

10:42 AM
Gorkha cultural traditional Maruni  is a dance from Sikkim and Darjeeling usually performed by the males in female costumes, whose body movements are extremely graceful. 370 performers dance to the Samala beat , a rhythm expressing celebration with a touch of romance , on the second day of World Culture Festival organized by The Art Of Living.

About 370 participants between 15 to 45 years, from various districts of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Dooars, and some remote villages falling under the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration will congregate in New Delhi to bring to the world the scintillating folk dance with its own folklore. Sikkim alone counts for 118 young dancers; most of them hailing from West District. Others are from Namchi in South Sikkim and Kokaley and Khesey in East Sikkim. Hon’ble Minister for Cultural Affairs & Heritage Department Government of Sikkim Shri. G.M. Gurung is likely to attend the three-day festival. A huge contingent of Art of Living volunteers from Sikkim will be travelling to New Delhi to be part of this extravaganza.

Watch the video

Maruni dance to be performed on World Culture Festival by Art of Living

11:56 AM
Writes: Prashant Acharya

A host of traditional Gorkha 'Maruni' dancers from Sikkim, the Darjeeling hills and the Dooars are set to create a world record by performing at the World Culture Festival on Saturday that is being organised by the Art of Living Foundation at Mayur Vihar in New Delhi.

Three hundred and fifty dancers and their team leaders have already reached New Delhi for performing on Saturday evening on a giant stage sprawled across 7 acres of land. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the function in the presence of officials from 155 nations.

The Maruni dancers from Sikkim and north Bengal have undergone rigorous practice over the past two months and will mesmerize an estimated audience of 35 lakh people during the three-day festival, aimed at celebrating diversity among world cultures and uniting peoples across geographical boundaries.

Ramkumar Lama, the dance coordinator from the Dooars, said, "The almost forgotten Nepali folk dance will see a grand revival and get promoted across the world. We intend to make it into the Guinness Book of world records."
Maruni dancers from Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Dooars en route to create world record
Maruni dancers from Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Dooars en route to create world record
Meanwhile, Raj Sharma, the coordinator from Sikkim, said 118 dancers from the state’s West, East and South districts are participating and a huge contingent of Art of Living volunteers from Sikkim have already reached New Delhi to be part of the extravaganza.

“In the days of yore, men used to adorn women’s attire and enact female roles while performing the Maruni dance because women were forbidden to perform in public. But this has changed now, of course,” said Karuna Pradhan, the coordinator from Darjeeling. She said the song for the Maruni folk dance is in the 'Samala' beat and has been written by Rajen Ghimire while the dance choreographer is Lhamu Sherpa.


Pankaj Thapa in Dance India Dance Season 5

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Pankaj Thapa dance for Punit Ke Panthers team in in Dance India Dance Season 5. He hails from Silchar in Assam. Pankaj Thapa works in a Hotel in Darjeeling and is an absolute Mama's boy. As a child he wanted to be a doctor. Now, dance is only thing that he wants to excel at. His dream is to be a celebrity someday and idolizes Dharmesh.

Thapa's dramatic dance performance had impressed Salman Khan at the Grand Premiere of Dance India Dance Season 5.

Ismu and Nipen - Gorkhas in Zee TV Dance India Dance (DID) Season 5

11:37 AM
Indian Gorkgas Nipen Chettri from Sonada, Darjeeling and 18 years old Ismu Rai from Namchi Sikkim have been selected for battle rounds of Zee TV Dance India Dance (DID) Season 5 which is considered to be India's number one Dance show.
Two Gorkhalies Nipen Chettri and Ismu Rai in  Zee TV Dance India Dance (DID) Season 5.
Two Gorkhalies Nipen Chettri and Ismu Rai in  Zee TV Dance India Dance (DID) Season 5.

 Nipen Chettri
 Nipen Chettri DID SEASON 5
 Ismu Rai  In DID Season 5
 Ismu Rai  In DID Season 5
Nipen Chettri comes from a lower middle class family and he basically does western dance like Vibe, Locking, Poping, lyrical Hip-hop etc. Ismu Rai is actually from Namchi and is residing in Darjeeling. They will fly to Mumbai to battle against other talented dancers selected from whole India in Dance India Dance.

We wish them luck in future rounds of the India's number one Dance show.

Source: Bizz Pradhan & SM

Indian Gorkha Nayan Rai in second round DID season 5

9:38 AM
Indian Gorkha male belly dancer Nayan Rai has been selected for second round audition of Dance India Dance season 5 to be held in Kolkata on April 27.
Belly dancer from Mirik (Darjeeling) Nayan Rai
Belly dancer from Mirik (Darjeeling) Nayan Rai 
The 22-year-old from Mirik, Darjeeling has been on local tabloids several times earlier.

Nayan who is also a 2nd year student of Mirik Degree College, with an aim to make a career in belly-dancing has chosen the ‘DID’ stage. “I am happy that I was successful in impressing the judges on the 1st day audition held in Siliguri. I am now preparing for the Kolkata auditions, and hope to get a clean entry to the competition. I don’t worry about what people or my fellow counterparts have to say about my choice of dance-form. I will keep dancing, for my masculinity is not hurt,” said the elated dancer.

Born to Biddhay and Maya Rai from Mirik, Nayan started to belly dance since he was in class VIII when one day while watching TV, he came across the music video ‘Hips don’t lie’ by Shakira which left him spellbound. After that day, his life took a U-turn, and there’s no turning back for him now, says Nayan.

Source: EOI 

Bimal Gurung appeals gorkha community to vote for Anushka Chhetri

9:58 PM
Darjeeling: GTA chief executive and GJM chief Bimal Gurung today met Dance India Dance (DID) Little Masters Season 3 contestant, Anushka Chhetri, from Darjeeling. He met Anushka in in Lal Kothi GTA chief's office and later on Facebook appealed to the entire Gorkha Community in India to vote for her.

Anushka met Gta chief Bimal Gurung at Lalkothi Darjeeling
Anushka met Gta chief Bimal Gurung at Lalkothi Darjeeling

Gurung on his FB wall wrote:

"Today I had a young visitor in Lal Kothi, it was our own little dancing star, Miss Anushka Chhetri.

She is currently studying in Class III in Loreto Convent. She is among the top five contestants in a TV reality show, Dance India Dance -Little Master Season 3, which is for children aged between four and 12. The programme is aired on Zee TV from 9pm to 10.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

I would like to appeal to the entire Gorkha Community in India and the people of Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars especially to the students of these area to vote for her in this program. Please vote for her by registering a missed call on 1800-833-600-3. 

I thank the Anushka Chettri Fan Club and the Kanchenjunga Nritya Academy for taking the initiative of supporting our little dancing star. 

The GJM party in Darjeeling has setup free phone booths where people can vote for Anushka for free. I would appeal to all the party people in different places to setup such phone booths. 

You can also vote online"

Anushka to visit Darjeeling, Fan Club all set for her grand welcome

8:43 AM
Anushka will be in Darjeeling shortly for a television shoot ahead of the final round.The Anushka Fan Club has decided to give a grand welcome to the little girl from the hills who has entered the fifth round of a TV reality dance show.

Anushka Chhetri to visit Darjeeling, Fan Club all set for her grand welcome
Anushka Chhetri
A student of Loreto Convent, Anushka Chhetri (8), along with another contestant from the hills, is among the favourites to lift the title in the Dance India Dance Little Master show, a TRP gorging reality dance show.

Members of the Anushka Fan Club, which was formed here this April, today said they will organise a number of programmes to encourage Anushka further as well as to garner more votes for her. Anushka resides in the MP Road of town and will be dropping home on June 5, Thursday for a shoot accompanied by the organisers of the reality show.

Speaking to the media, fan club member Sheetal Subba said, “Anushka will be Darjeeling for two days, on June 5 and 6. She will be accompanied by crew members of the reality show for a profile shoot of hers. It will take place in Anushka’s residence, her school, her dance academy and with her friends. We want to welcome Anushka home in a grand way as she has made us all proud by reaching the fifth round of the dance show.”

Triveni Sangitalaya Nritya Academy, Anushka’s dance academy, will be helping her fan club, while the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration will provide logistics support.

“We met GTA chief executive Bimal Gurung and he has assured to extend all support, while the GTA information and cultural affairs department will provide us with logistics support. We are thankful for the support and appeal to the residents of the hills to help Anushka emerge triumphant,” said Subba.

The Darjeeling hills witnessed a massive change in its political structure in 2007 after the people rallied for local boy Prashant Tamang, who ultimately went on to become the first person from the Nepali/Gorkha community to win the Indian Idol, a national-level reality singing competition. The wave that had been created by a reality show eventually went on to displace the political dispensation then to usher in a new entity.

The fan club will hold a variety programme on June 5 at Chowrastha and organise a cultural rally from the railway station premises the following day. Preparations have already been finalised for a grand reception to Anushka when she lands at Bagdogra airport. When she makes her way up the hills, the dancing sensation will be followed by a huge procession of vehicles filled with her admirers, while ‘Welcome Gates’ are also expected to be erected at vantage points up to Darjeeling town.

GTA executive member and GJM assistant secretary Binay Tamang confirmed all logistics support would be extended to the fan club during the two days it will fete Anushka.

“She is the pride of the hills. Our chief executive has promised personal support to the fan club. It must be remembered that the hill people have always united whenever required to send out a clear message and we hope everyone will come forward to help the club this time too,” said Tamang.

Source: EOI

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