The young dancers from the Aamad Kathak Dance Centre have been selected to represent India at the 1st edition of the ABU International Dance Festival.

India has selected their participants for the ABU International Dance Festival 2017 in Hyderabad, India. The young dancers from the Aamad Kathak Dance Centre were selected by a jury from hundreds of dancers in the Indian selection process. The AAMAD young dancers were trained by Rani Khanam who founded the dance centre in 1996.

The ABU International Dance Festival is open to dance groups numbering between 2 and 8 persons. Each country who will participate in the festival will be represented by two dances, one traditional dance and one contemporary routine. Countries wishing to participate have until 13 November to submit the required paperwork to the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

Source: Rani Khanam

The ABU International Dance Festival is an independent festival which aims at introducing the unique diversities, breaking cultural barriers, and sharing the joys that varied communities across the Asia-Pacific region feel while they dance. Two dances can be submitted per country, one for the traditional dance (showcase/non-competitive) and one for the contemporary dance (competitive). Each performance may last no longer than 8 minutes. Each performance may feature between 2 and 8 people. Participants must be aged between 18 and 25 years old at the time of the event.