The second ABU International Dance Festival takes place today in India, with thirteen acts taking to the stage.
The ABU International Dance Festival 2019 is live from New Delhi, India today. Dance groups from across the Asia-Pacific region will be taking to the stage at the Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. Today’s show is being hosted by the Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan.
Thirteen nations will be showcasing their dance culture today. The nations and broadcasters taking part in the event are:
- Afghanistan – Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)
- Bangladesh – Bangladesh Television (BTV)
- Bhutan – Bhutan – Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS)
- Cameroon – African Union of Broadcasting (AUB)
- Fiji – Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
- India – Doordarshan
- Indonesia – Television Republic Indonesia (TVRI)
- Nepal – Radio Tulsipur FM
- Malaysia – Ministry of Culture Sarawak
- Maldives – PBS
- Turkmenistan – Television Turkmenistan (TVTM)
- Uzbekistan – National television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan
- Vanuatu – Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation
Broadcasters from China, Lebanon, Russia and Thailand had all been due to take part, but withdrew from the show ahead of today’s event. Follow the show live from 13:30 CET in the host city of New Delhi, India:
Groups can take part in two categories; Traditional and Contemporary Dance. The rules for the first ABU International Dance Festival were as follows:
- 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.