Musik-A Events in collaboration with Kripa Foundation is organizing an online dance competition called “Nagaland Dance Battle” with the theme “Get high on dance, not on drugs”.
The first of its kind event is sponsored by the Department of Social Welfare and would be held in October 2020.
According to a DIPR report, the competition will help dancers avail new platforms and recognitions, learn from the professionals with intensive workshops and classes to open doors for future.
The event is designed to both entertain and educate, intentionally weaving important health and social issues of substance abuse into powerful catalyst for behaviour change. It will involve young people exposed to performance-based group activities that indirectly or directly help prevent substance abuse.
In the first of its kind solo dance competition, the dancers from across Nagaland can come and compete for the title, a running trophy and more from their rooms. The online battle will consist of 5 rounds- Online Selection, Round of 16, Quarter, Semi and Final.
The competition will be judged by celebrity judge Jong, a backup dancer and choreographer of famous KPOP groups like BTS, GOT7 etc. from South Korea, Virieno Zakiesato, choreographer and Creative Movement artist and Kokliba.
Any bonafide citizen of Nagaland is eligible for the competition and there is no age bar and no category preferences for different kinds of dances.
To enter the contest, the participants should WhatsApp their dance performance videos of 1 Minute without any edit (one take only) to 9436007979 or mail it to musikanagaland @gmail.com between September 6 and September 26.
The submitted videos will be uploaded on Musik-A Events Instagram page. The 16 most liked videos will be automatically selected for Round of 16. The judges will then select top eight dancers for the quarter final. The fixture of quarter final will be based on lucky draws.
For the quarter final battle all participants should dance to one common song and in the semi final dancers will get freedom to choose their own song. The finalists can compose and dance on the theme “say no to drugs” in their own choice of song.
The prize includes a championship running trophy, total cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 with certificates, gift hamper of PWS20N (media and karaoke box) from Whitesquare, dance scholarship for 1 year at Petros Dance Studio, a dance music video and workshop with the celebrity judge.
There will also be prizes for sub-title categories for Best Composition, Most Promising, Youngest Dancer, and Viewer’s Choice. The Viewer’s Choice Award will be based on the audience poll