The audition rounds of India’s selection process for the ABU International Dance Festival 2017 in Hyderabad, India have begun.
Auditions for the Indian selection began on August 29th in the Indian Capital, New Delhi. The window for dance groups to register to compete in the selection closed in the middle of July, with Doordarshan the Indian national broadcaster inviting the best groups now to perform.
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.
Those who have made it through to this stage in the selection process will be competing for a place in the ABU International Dance Festival. The winners of the Indian selection process will be decided by a panel of dance experts through a televised selection process broadcast by DD.
Known to be competing in the selection are:
- Aruna Mohaty’s Disciples of the Orissa Dance Academy
- Geeta Chandran’s Natya Vriksha Group
- Lokchhanda Group
- Rina Jana’s Group
Today is the last day for countries wishing to compete in the first ABU International Dance Festival to submit their participation forms. By this stage countries are expected to have selected their participants for the festival in January.
Source: ABU International Dance Festival