Dubai International Dance Competition - Nrityanjali (jan29-feb05)


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The Ultimate Indian Traditional Folk & Classical Dance Competition

Presented by Incredible India in association with Dubi Shopping Festival 2010

Audition - 29 Jan
Workshop - 31 Jan - 03 Feb
Judges Performance - 04 Feb
Competition - 05 Feb

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Dubai International Dance Competition - Nrityanjali (jan29-feb05)

  1. 1. presents Season II feb 2010  Gatecrasher Events, P.O. Box 86656, Dubai, U.A.E. Tel: +971 4 2693622, Fax: +971 4 2693722  Web:, email: 
  2. 2. In this modern world where culture and art is rarely recognized, Dubai International Dance Competition (DIDC) is sieving its way through the era and marking the importance of dance. “DIDC-The Challenge” is a home production of gatecrasher events and is a series of dance competitions that caters to all ages, nationalities, dance styles and rhythm. A platform for all dance enthusiasts within the region to showcase their talents, gain fame and recognition. It is the first ever dance competition to be held in Dubai where participants from all over UAE, irrespective of their age, will display their talent. DIDC is open to all excluding Professional(s)/Pro-Am(s), however they are encouraged to showcase their talent at DIDC competitions. DIDC series comprises of:  Nrityanjali – Reviving Indian Culture  Students Challenge – Bring It On…  Corporate Challenge – Reboot Your Senses
  3. 3. The Objective:  to set a new standard in the Middle East's dance competition circuit  to celebrate the culture, creativity and positive physical expression  to showcase dance from various cultures and open the lines of communication between our diverse population  to promote and reward positive physical activity and recreation Importance of Dance & Its Benefits The art of Dance provides many great benefits and some of the greater benefits are listed below:  It allows one to express oneself  It provides a sense of unity  It provides a source of inspiration  It provides entertainment  It refreshes and relaxes those who dance  It's a form of exercise  It allows professional dancers to form affiliations The Competition:  DIDC is to open to all dance forms, (not limited to, Classical, Folk, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Bollywood, or Street forms of dance)  Entry categories: Solo, Duo/Trio and Group performances  An elimination round will be carried out a week prior to the finals  The competition will not only assemble teams from all over the country, but will also bring together people from different backgrounds to appreciate their unique cultures and talents
  4. 4. The Competition Dates:  2010 (05 Feb, 30 Apr & 28 May), Dubai The Prize:  Winners will walk away with cash scholarships and gifts which are left at the discretion of the competition sponsors  All participants will receive certificates The Judges: Each DIDC competition will be judged by international and well renowned choreographers / art directors / art academicians as this is a diverse and one of a kind competition. Our vision is to provide all dance lovers a platform to fulfil their dreams – to make their mark in the world of dance. For any further information/clarification contact us on +971 4 2693622 or Regards, The Gatecrasher Team
  5. 5. Nrityanjali – Reviving Indian Culture – is the first in the series. The word ‘nritya’ meaning the portrayal of mood through facial expressions, hand gestures, and position of the legs and feet and ‘anjali’ meaning offering or submission. India is a land where thousands of year old tradition of fine arts, classical and folk music and dances has originated. Through this competition, DIDC will render homage to the Indian classical and folk dance forms and will at the same time revive the culture and tradition of India in the mind and hearts of the new generation. Indian Classical: Some of the world-famous classical dance forms that originated and evolved in India are Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam and Odissi. The Classical Dance Competition is open to both Groups and Individuals. Performances where only individual performances will be judged on age divisions listed below: Junior: 5 to 14 years Senior: 15 years and above Folk Dance: Indian folk dances, including the various tribal dance forms, are product of different socio-economic set up and traditions. Indian folk and tribal dances are simple and are performed to express joy. India has festivals and celebrations virtually every day which adds to the richness of the Indian culture. Since every festival is accompanied by celebration, folk dances have become an integral part of our social milieu. Listed below, but not limited to, are folk and tribal dances from various parts of India.
  6. 6. North India – Dumhal, Hikat, Namagen, Hurka Baul, Chholiya, Bhangra, Gidha, Dhamyal North-East India – Bihu, Hajgiri, Nongkrem, Dhol-Cholom South India – Padayani, Kummi, Kolattam, Perini, Thapetta Gullu South-West India – Dollu Kunitha, Ghode Modni, Lava Dance of Minicoy, Tarangmel East India – Chhau, Brita, Dalkhai, Goti Puas West India – Dandiya, Tera Tali, Dindi and Kala, Garba, Koli Central India – Gaur, Muria, Saila, Karma, Kaksar The Folk Dance Competition is open to Group Performances only and there is no age barrier in the formation of groups. Audition Workshops Performance Competition 29 Jan 31 Jan-03 Feb 04 Feb 05 Feb The Prize:  All participants will receive certificates and winners will receive cash prizes worth AED 35,000/- and gifts which are left at the discretion of the Category Sponsors
  7. 7. Prof. Kalamandalam Leelamma Prof. Kalamandalam Leelamma one of the foremost Mohiniyattam exponent of India. She had her intensive lessons in Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi under Kalamandalam Chandrika. Her research in Mohiniyattam is outstanding. She innovated more than 80 new steps (Adavus) for Mohiniyattam and subdivided and classified all the steps in Mohiniyattam. It is the first attempt by any Mohiniyattam dancer in the history of Mohiniyattam. Prof. Kalamandalam Leelamma choreographed around 100 new items, various padams, poems and dance drama for different occasions and all are performed in and outside the Country. A book on the New steps and old incorporating all prevailing steps and history of Mohiniyattam is finished and is going to be published by Kerala Kalamandalam. Now she is concentrating in performing new padams and varnams by contemporary poets in the classical style. After her work as the Head of Department of Dances and Professor in Kerala Kalamandalam (1997-2007), the pioneer institution of classical dances in the world, she is now working as Dean in the same faculty of the Deemed University.
  8. 8. Prof. Kalamandalam Leelamma Contd. Awards  Panel Member of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) for performing Mohiniyattam outside India  Award from Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi, Govt. of Kerala in 1990 for her outstanding contribution in Mohiniyattam.  Senior fellowship in Mohiniyattam from the cultural Dept. Govt of India in 1997 on new composition in Mohiniyattam  Functioned as Director of the Dance festival held in Paris, organised by ARTA the official organ of cultural events for French government in October 1999.  Natya Mohini title by the Kunchan Nambiar Smaraka govt. of Kerala in 2003 for her outstanding transcreation of “Kalyana Sougandhikam Thullal” in to Mohiniyattam format, the maiden event in the history of Mohiniyattam and Thullal.  Natya Sree title by Kaladarpanam, Ernakulam for her outstanding contribution to Mohiniyattam for the last 3 decades.  Performed Mohiniyattam in U.K. (Great Britain) in 1990 organised by Kalachetana for consecutive 3 months in different stages in Britain. Again in 1991 performance in Britain.  Performed Mohiniyattam in Gulf countries during 2000 and 2003 in Bahrin, Doha, Kuwait and Mascot.  Participated almost all major Dance festivals of India, representing Kerala and Kerala Kalamandalam since 1974.  Worked as Reader of Dances in the Dept. of Fine Arts during 1995-1997 in Sree Sankara Sanskrit University, Kalady, Trivandrum Regional Centre. Expert member of Dances of the following Universities:  Kannur University, Kannur  Sree Sankara Sanskrit University, Kalady  M.G. University, Kottayam  Kerala University, Trivandrum  Education Dept. Govt of Kerala (under D.P.I.)  Kerala Kalamandalam
  9. 9. Prof. Kalamandalam Leelamma Contd. Also the Member of Board of Studies in the above Universities since 1997 and continues.  Expert member of the selection Board for young dancers aparting Scholarships by Cultural Dept. of Govt of India  Professor and Head of the Dept. of Dances Kerala Kalamandalam Cheruthuruthy from 1997 till 2007.  Functioned as the Hon. Director of the first National Seminar in Mohiniyattam Conducted by Swathichitra, Trissur, the Sole Institution for Research in Mohiniyattam of the Country for 7 days in may 2001.  Expert member of Doordarsan for selecting dancers and aparting Title Grads to the Artists.  Recently, considering her proficiency in the field of Mohiniyattam.  Directorate of Doordarsan/New Dehli has produced a CD in Mohiniyattam incorporating her excellent performance. 2007: Award from Kerala Kalamandalam for her great work as Professor and Head of the Dept. of Dances Kerala Kalamandalam, as same for her great involvement for Mohiniyattam.
  10. 10. Guru Nandini Singh Born on 7th June 1952, Nimmi was initiated into the magic world of dance by her mother Late Janaki Devi, who herself was a singer of some repute. Nandini was fortunate enough to be sculpted by great Guru’s of kathak, Guru Hiralal, Guru Ganeshi Hiralal and Pt. Sunder Prasad. These kathak maestros helped her in getting the finest nuances in this dance form. At Smt. Niana Devi’s Raag Rang conference, where Ustd. Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustd. Hafiz Ali Khan, Badi Moti Bai performed, Nandini, with her debut performance delighted the audience. Her whirlwind brhamaris, sharp and neat tihaees, difficult chakradhars and other episodes prevalent commonly in Kathak form, were far beyond expectations from a teenager. By fifteen she was already an accomplished dancer. In late 60’s itself, she had carved a niche for herself in kathak, blossoming into one of the finest new generation kathak dancers as Nandini. Further, in her persuit for perfection, she got associated with Pt. Devi Lal, and Durga Lal, who brought along added enhancements in her dance.
  11. 11. Guru Nandini Singh Contd. Over the years, Nandini featured in innumerable recitals in and outside India. She combines her presentations a fine balance of Nritta, Abhinaya and Lyrical Beauty. She has also to her credits several choreographic works. She has rendered her performances in all prestigious festivals throughout India and abroad, in Russia, Turkmenistan, Khrigystan, US of A, UK Germany, Caribbean Islands, West Indies, Afghanistan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka etc. Nandini, in her effort to awaken our younger generation the sensibilities and aesthetics of dance, conducts regular classes, lecture demonstrations and concerts organised all over India by Spic – Macay, and Bal Bahwan organisations. She has also formulated a charitable organisation in 1996 named “Vaasuki Natyashala”. In addition to being an excellent dancer with beauty and charming personality, she has proven herself to be an excellent teacher and acquired formidable reputation by being a senior teacher for some period of time at Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and is presently Guru at Sri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra for the last 16 years. Raja Ram Mohan Roy foundation felicitated her with the Best Teacher award in 1998 presented by the Vice President of India. Apart from other prestigious awards like Chirag –e- Nau, Rajasthan Rang Manch award, Abivyakti Kala Sangam award, Outstanding Woman of the Year award by Indian Air Force etc, she is also a recipient of Senior Fellowship from the Government of India, for her research on Parans in Kathak.
  12. 12. Shri Dominique Delorme An internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer in Indian dance whose productions have travelled throughout Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, South-East Asia, South America and the Caribians. A soul-searching trip to India in 1983 sparked Dominique’s interest in the people and culture of India. On his return to France in 1985, he started learning Bharatanatyam from Malavika (a Paris based Bharatanatyam dancer). In 1987, with a scholarship from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ICCR-Indian Council for Cultural Relations, he pursued his advanced training under V.S. Muthuswamy Pillai in Madras. Simultaneously, he received training in ‘nrtya’ from Kalanidhi Narayanan and Anuradha Jagannathan, in Carnatic vocal music from Sulochana Pattabiraman and in nattuvangam from Kamala Rani of Kalakshetra. He also studied Tamil at the Madras Institute for Asian Studies. In 1989, Dominique started working under Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam on the Natyashastra. In 2000, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Villa Medicis Hors Les Murs’ and the ‘Romain Rolland’ fellowships by the French government to continue his research on Natyashastra.
  13. 13. Shri Dominique Delorme Contd. Following his Arangetram in 1990, Dominique continued to perform solo throughout India, Malaysia, Singapore, Western and Eastern Europe, West Indies and the US. He played Narada in ‘Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum’ choreographed by Sudharani Raghupathy and Siva in ‘Natya Shastra Avataranam’ by Padma Subrahmanyam. His first solo production ‘Nandanar’ toured India and Europe and received critical acclaim and became his masterpiece. He continued his creative efforts with ‘Seeds of Light’ (1991) with Shakuntala and ‘Skin Deep’ (1995-96) in collaboration with Kalpana, both French Bharatanatyam dancers. ‘Dance with the Gods!’ (1997), “The dancer and his soul” (2006) and ‘Ardhanareeswara’ (2002) with Malavika were productions staged by Nita Klein that have also toured Europe and India. Dominique along with a Tango, contemporary, hip-hop and West Indian slave dancer made up ‘The Migrators’ who explored a poem by Damas, a West Indian poet in their own dance vocabulary. The production titled ‘Black Label’ and staged by Janie Jérémie toured France, West Indies and South America from 1999 to 2002. His solo productions ‘Karana’(2003) and ‘Shiva, the lord of sleep’(2007) inspired from his research on the dance sculptures of ancient India are acclaimed throughout Europe and the USA. They have created deep interest in the revival of dance, theater and martial arts techniques which had been lost for centuries. He has choreographed several group choreographies such as “Ganga” (2005) for the Arpana dance company in the USA in collaboration with Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen, “Gods’ dance”(2004) and ”Shiva, the creation of rythms, sounds and languages” (2005) with his own company in France. As he continues performing, he regularly conducts conferences, classes, workshops, Natya Shastra camps and group choreographies in France, Germany, Switzerland and the USA. He is a member of the scholarships’ panel for the French ministry for foreign affairs, offering new generations of dancers and musicians to pursue their training in India in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
  14. 14. Nrityanjali in figures gender % profession % non‐working 5 female 65 working 11 college 21 male 35 school 63 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 participants age % audience age % > 35 5 > 35 72 18‐35 29 18‐35 20 < 18 66 < 18 8 0 25 50 75 100 0 25 50 75 100
  15. 15. Nrityanjali 2008
  16. 16. Students Challenge 2008
  17. 17. Corporate Challenge 2009
  18. 18. Our Audience: PARTICIPANTS FAMILY & FRIENDS DANCE SCHOOLS ART DIRECTORS CHOREOGRAPHERS DANCE LOVERS SCHOOLS / COLLEGE STUDENTS SPECTATORS   DIDC will not only assemble individuals and teams from all over the country, but will also bring together people from different backgrounds to appreciate various unique cultures, traditions and talents.
  19. 19. Why be a part of DIDC? DIDC gives your company/brand the ideal opportunity and platform to promote and network. This offers fast, cost-effective way to gain maximum access to a considerably large audience, wider brand awareness as well as demonstrate to the audience that your company/brand is one that leads the market, rather than follows the market. Benefits of Sponsoring DIDC:  Company name/brand recognition to a highly desirable, targeted audience  Exposure through media and advertising  Networking with forward thinking dynamic participants/audience  Enhance exposure and raising your profile Sponsorship of the DIDC series will make your company stand out as a leader in this burgeoning industry and will leave a strong impression of your brand in peoples minds. You could use this as an opportunity to encourage product/service trial, either by offering samples at the event, or, if that was inconvenient, by passing out coupons. This will not only give your company optimum exposure but also the opportunity for audience to meet you and your Executives to find out more about your products/services. You could also use this as an option for on-site sales or to generate sales leads.
  20. 20. Event Expenses Nrityanjali Main Expenses AED Venue 55,000 Auditorium 20,000 Audition & Workshop Venue 15,000 Sound and Lights 10,000 Photo and Video 10,000 Event 42,000 Event Opening 5,000 Compere(s) 2,000 Winner Cash Prizes 35,000 Intl. Judges Fee 70,100 Fee 30,000 Airfare Avg 15,000 Hotel + Food Expenses 16,800 Entertainment Expenses 6,300 Transportation 2,000 Advertising & PR Expenses 25,000 Total 192,100 Optional Expenses 30,000 International Professional Dance Performance 25,000 VIP Kit 5,000
  21. 21. Sponsorship Package - Summary Media & Promotion Gold Silver Support Associate Name/Logo on Posters / Flyers / Leaflets    Selected Name/Logo on Newspapers  / Magazines    Selected Pre and Post News Releases  Name/Logo Highlighted on E‐Mail Blast   Name Highlighted on Radio Ad   Name/Logo Highlighted on TV Ad  Name on Sms Blast  Name/Logo on Online Media   Name/Logo on DIDC Home Page  Name/Logo on Competition Pages     Product / Company Ad On Competition Pages  Name/Logo Highlighted on Tickets / Passes   Name/Logo on Competition DVD     Product / Company Ad On Competition DVD 4 1 Sponsorʹs Writeup On Competition Page  Name/Logo on Registration Pack Materials    
  22. 22. Sponsorship Package – Summary Venue Promotion Gold Silver Support Associate Ultimate Venue Branding  Name/Logo on Main Stage    Sponsor Provided Rollup Stand 8 4 2 1 Venue Side Stage Projection 6 2 Logo Logo Kiosks / Info Table 10ft x 5ft 6ft x 3ft Flyers Sponsor Provided Audiene Gift 2 1 On Stage Appearance   Cash Prize Giveaway + Sponsorʹs Gifts winners runners‐up Name/Logo on DIDC Giveaways  Announcements & Appraisals     VIP Passes 25 15 5 2 VIP Parking 4 2 1
  23. 23. DIDC Sponsorship Packages Nrityanjali DIDC “Nrityanjali” – Gold AED 50,000 /- DIDC “Nrityanjali” – Silver AED 30,000 /- DIDC “Nrityanjali” – Supporting AED 15,000 /- DIDC “Nrityanjali” – Associate AED 7,000 to 10,000 /-
  24. 24.   For further information, and advertising opportunities  get in touch with us  @  gatecrasher  events   e   P.O. Box 86656, Dubai, UAE    Mob: +971 50 9417 669    web:  email: