Our team of INDIGO LADIES “Bollywood Bevy” cast a spell on the diverse international audience and celebrity judges. Our ‘Moods of Bollywood’ entry at the Raleigh Convention Center, downtown Raleigh, as part of the INTERNATIONAL Dance Competition Raleigh Festival earned us a solid score of 25 points on 30 (taking us to the highest Overall Runner-Up score and the highest in the Bollywood sub-category : We bagged 2nd place)
The competition was tough with our performers competing against 11 other international dance teams, amongst which were some very adept, professional dance teams, such as the Irish Academy of Dance, Chinese ballet/folk performers, Belly Dance schools, and the amazing Mexican Folklore professional team (who also were the ultimate winners that day). Amidst all this stiff competition, our ladies in stark comparison who had started learning with us but a few weeks ago, stood in their own light, and gave it their all with the support & guidance of their guru Priya Chellani. With this endeavor, Indigo took Bollywood Dance into the International league in the Triangle area and brought the limelight on Bollywood as a dance genre of substance within the mainstream & diverse communities.
Watch the video here!
Judges’ Comments : “Phenomenal colored costumes, superb co-ordinated Bollywood-style hairdos, great attention to detail, excellent synchronicity, great energy, very enjoyable to watch, great choreography that portrayed the story well; and best of all: loved the finishing touches like the red-dye (“alta”) that brought so much extra attention to your hands & feet! Excellent!!”
And the score ? : 25 out of 30 , taking us to the top most score of Bollywood category and highest in the Runners-up in Raleigh-Durham-Cary region!
We’re very proud of our students Tangela, Usha, Priyanka, Mamta, Belinda, Melizabeth & Sindhu for taking this immense challenge and bravely getting on that stage with determination, dedication and sincere efforts, all under the vision and expertise of Priya, who choreographed the dance, co-ordinated the clothing, hair, accessories and final touches, all this finally winning the hearts of the qualified international panel of dance judges from WRAL TV, WNCN, Arthur Murray Studios, …and wowing the awesome international audience!
Watch the Pre-show excitement here!