Musik-A events in collaboration with the Kripa Foundation is organizing an online dance competition called “Nagaland Dance Battle” on the theme “Get high on dance, not on drug”. The first such event is sponsored by the Nagaland Government’s Ministry of Social Protection and will be held in October 2020.

This event is designed to both entertain and educate, intentionally weaving important health and social issues related to substance abuse into a powerful catalyst for behavior change. It will involve young people in exposure to performance-based group activities that indirectly or directly help prevent drug addiction. The competition will help dancers benefit from new platforms and recognitions, learn from professionals with workshops and crash courses and also create platforms and open doors for the future.

Nagaland Dance battle (NDB) is the first solo dance competition of its kind where dancers from all over Nagaland can come and compete for the title, a racing trophy from their bedroom. The online battle will consist of 5 rounds: online selection, round of 16, quarterfinals, semi and final.

The famous judges are Jong, a dancer and choreographer replacing famous KPOP groups like BTS, GOT7, etc. from South Korea and Virieno Zakiesato, choreographer and artist in creative movement and Kokliba.

Any bona fide citizen of Nagaland is eligible to compete, there will be no age limit and no category preference for different types of dances. To enter the competition, participants must WhatsApp their 1 minute dance performance video without any modifications (One Take only) to 9436007979 or send it to [email protected] from September 6 to 26.

The videos will be uploaded to the Musika Events Instagram page. The 16 most popular videos will automatically be selected for the round of 16. The judges will select the 8 best dancers for the quarter-finals from the list of the top 16. The quarter-final schedule will be based on the draw.

Viewer’s Choice Award will be based on the audience survey.

For the quarterfinal battle, all participants must dance to a common song and in the semi-final, the dancers will have the freedom to choose their own song. The finalist can compose and dance to the theme “Say No to Drugs” in the song of their choice.

The prize includes a championship race trophy, a total cash prize of 1,000,000 with certificates, a gift basket of PWS20N (media box and karaoke) from Whitesquare, a dance scholarship for 1 year at the Petros dance studio , a dance music video and workshop with celebrity judges and subtitle categories for the best composition, the most promising, the youngest dancer, the viewer’s choice.

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