Kolkata, 8th November, 2014: East India’s Biggest Dance Championship – “BORN 2 DANCE – One Chance One Dance” is a Dance Championship with a difference which climaxes into its thunderous conclusion today evening at Science City Auditorium. Another fitting tribute to the dancing stars of East India is all set with its rocking grand finale amidst fun, frolic and lots of star studded dance performances.
Starting as its debut year, the show of Born 2 Dance garnered a huge popularity with fans and dance fanatics all over East India with striking dance performances, brilliant scripted dance timing and theme and above all the connect with the judges are what made the show a huge success. Presenting with its first experience of an authentic dance championship Born 2 Dance has been a riot of colors, an opulent extravaganza of dance… a celebration of the joyous spirit of Eastern India.
The participants during the auditions were not only limited to Kolkata but also include aspirants from various parts of Eastern India including states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal, likely, Cuttack, Jamshedpur, Patna and several districts of West Bengal, like, Barrackpore, Serampore, Mednipur, Durgapur & Siliguri. After the auditions there were various rounds like Quarter Finals, Semi Finals followed by a 3-Days of rigorous Grooming Workshop for all the Finalists by Saurabh and Vivek themselves to train them for the Grand Finale for this level of a tough competition. All the Finalists of the event were given a 3 Day Grooming Workshop by Saurabh & Vivek themselves at Real Yoga.
Born 2 Dance is the brain child of SAURABH & VIVEK, Fame – DID Finalists 2011 who themselves had been a part of many reality shows and won many of them too. They have choreographed for celebrities in Reality Shows and Tollywood movies. This event has been conceptualized by Purple Cow Events and being managed by Market Concepts. The event catered to age group between 3 to 30 years and had special solo rounds for Moms & Dads too along with Doubles and Groups as additional categories too. The winner of the entire event would be awarded with a Cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh. The auditions at Kolkata were held on 22nd, 23rd and 24th December. The USP of this event is that for the first time in India this event provided a special platform for the DADS to compete too. The sole objective of the event is to bring out the talents of deserving dance aspirants by providing them with a platform in a State Level Competition, thereby helping the aspirants to be confident enough to participate in a National Level Championship/Competition.
The Grand Finale event held at Science City Auditorium will be judged by SALMAN YUSUFF KHAN, (Dance India Dance Winner, Jhalak Dikhla Ja Winner, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Debut Movie – ABCD) and will also witness the presence of Celebrity Performer – KAMLESH PATEL who is physically challenged with polio on both the legs but with his strong will power he brought to the world the Amazing Dance Art, “Dance on Hands”. The event was also graced by the presence of eminent personalities like: Mrs. Alokananda Roy, Renowned Classical Dancer & a cultural icon of Bengal; Mr. Samidh Mukerjee, Renowned Music Director & participant of Jhalak Dikhla Ja – Bengali and many others.
The auditions were judged by none other than Saurabh & Vivek who are the Dance India Dance Doubles Finalists. They have many winning badges attached to them, viz a viz, Winning the Boogie Woogie Championship, Winning Dance Bangla Dance Championship, and were the winning Choreographer for Jhalak Dikhla Ja Bangla. They are also the choreographers for the Upcoming movie, Cross Connection 2. They have been working on conducting regular dance classes, workshops and dance shows all across India.
On this occasion, SAURABH & VIVEK, DID Fame said, “It’s great the way Born 2 Dance has reached its Finale. The show filtered out in a very tough and challenging way with its every round to find the real talent in terms of dancing skill and it was very difficult for us to judge since the competition level was so high. Since we have been a part of many reality shows, we understand the difficulty of being a part of the same. So, we decided to launch Born 2 Dance, where people from all over East India could participate in a Dance Competition & get a chance to be groomed and trained by us to become capable of being a part of reality shows too.”
Speaking about the event, Salman Yusuff Khan said, “The sole objective of this event is to bring out the talents of deserving dance aspirants by providing them with a platform through a state level competition. Born 2 Dance will not only find the expert dance performers of the future, but gave them a real break at the very start of their professional careers, and the opportunity to perform in front of leading experts in their field by taking Dance to a different level altogether.”
Ms. Chetna Karnani, Owner of Market Concepts, said, “Kolkata has witnessed many Dance competitions but one that brings together people from all nearby states too will happen now. There are many tremendously talented young people in our country just looking for a chance and a platform to show what they can do and we strongly believe that Born 2 Dance will be an inspiration for the next generation of talent.”
“VOICE OF WORLD”, a social welfare organization and Lions International Club District 322B2 is supporting the event, and 50% of the profit made in the event shall be donated to them for the betterment of their members. The participation of this event will NOT only be limited to people of the ‘normal’ society, we have around 50 children from each audition venue, from the under privileged society who will be a part of this competition, and their enrolment will be ‘free of cost’.
Winners of the Grand Finale:
• Champion of Champions – Krishna Dance Group
• SOLO A (3 to 8 yrs) – 1st – Piyush Talukdar & 2nd – Pratyasha Das
• SOLO B (9 to 15 yrs) – 1st – Ayush Singh & 2nd – Rahul Routh
• SOLO C (16 to 30 yrs) – 1st – Sambit Prusty & 2nd – Riasree Chatterjee & Priyanka Bhowal
• Solo MOMS & DADS Special – 1st – Anil Keshri & 2nd – Monika Gupta
• DUET – 1st – Sudhojit Kundu & Shekhar Basfore & 2nd – Danish Khan & Ayush Singh and Shahshi Kant Pareya & Bhagyashree Singh
• GROUPS – 1st – The Beat & 2nd – Stylo B Boys & Jazzwalker
The show saw all the Finalists fighting out at the ‘Grand Finale’ to win that scintillating trophy of Champion of Champions along with a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh. The Finalists had already rocked the stage and blown the minds of the judges with their striking dance moves and themes in every round till now. The audience was really excited to see who walks out with name and fame for the first season of Born 2 Dance. With the adrenaline rushing in and nail biting moments amidst the contestants and the audience, the show’s grand finale was all worth a watch.