Indian Classical Dance Competition

UK Indian classical dance Festival is the home of Indian classical dances. Our dance festival has invited more than 500 artists in the past 3 years to present and perform all classical dance forms. Due to a public request, this year, we added a National level dance festival.

 

Why is this dance competition important for a young artist?

In UK, or in India, most students normally learns from a single teacher and probably presents in several venues. Unlike a performance, a competition will reflect the quality of dance. These qualities are analyzed and measured based on known parameters of dance – Our competition is special, because, we are requesting 5 judges to sit and analyze. We have taken painstaking steps to invite these artists from different parts of UK, INDIA and EUROPE. So, if a student performs and gets a review from the peers in the field, it will help her/him to perfect the art form better. This is a great opportunity for any true learner to get analyzed by 5 Gurus. It is like going to a Gurukula with 5 Gurus!

 

Who can participate?

Anyone learning Indian classical dances – such as Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, odissi and Mohini Attam can participate. Our dance competition is for all the styles. We are making sure we have all style judges.

 

What is needed for registration?

All interested participants must provide a 3 minutes solo clip. This is necessary for us to choose the properly trained ones, so, we can tell them if they are eligible. This screening is done by our dance gurus locally. So, we urge everyone to do the video clip nicely. We are not expecting a professional video. We just need to see how the participant presents a dance number. You may choose some dance, which has little Nritta and abhinaya. You are welcome to record on your Iphone or a smartphone and email it to us. You may also send a video of your recent performance. We have limited time to conduct this competition, we would like to use it efficiently. We will not deny anyone, who is reasonably good to try our competition. The selected participants will be invited to present their dances in the competition in the presence of senior most Gurus from Europe, India and UK.

 

Where is it held? 

Competition will be held on 27th May 2017 at the premises of Midlands College of Media, Leicester Business Centre, 111 Ross Walk, Leicester LE4 5HH, UK.

 

What is the timing?

Session 1 – Morning 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM / Session 2 – Afternoon 13:00 – 18:00 PM / Candidate’s slot may fall in any one of the sessions.

 

What classical styles allowed?

Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi, MohiniAttam

 

What is the Age restriction and Duration of dance?

Group 1: 9 years – 11 year – Duration: 4 minutes maximum
Group 2: 12 year – 15year – Duration: 6 minutes maximum
Group 3: 16 year – 30 year – Duration: 10 minutes maximum
Age is based on Jan 1st of 2016.

 

What are the Rules?

  • Classical Dance competitors not needed to wear a full scale performance costume for the competition. Usual practice costume such as a neat chudi daar or salwar kameez or Kalakshetra half saree with Ghungroo and a bindi is sufficient. You must dress simple and elegant.
  • Dances are judged, based on rhythm, emotional expressions, geometry, grace, involvement, originality, innovation costumes and space usage. Nritta, Abhinaya and meaning of the sahitya will be observed.
  • Music (in mp3 or Wave file) must be sent before 26th May 2017, other wise you will be disqualified. We reserve the right to hold, modify or cancel the competition depending on the situation, enrollment and availability of resources.

 

What are the Competition Fees?

Group 1 – £25
Group 2 – £50
Group 3 – £75
Fees are non-refundable

 

Prizes

Prizes are for based on age group not for individual dance style. All groups will receive

  • 1st Prize –
    GOLD MEDAL + UK UNIVERSITY COMPETITION CERTIFICATE + MCM APPROVAL CERTIFICATE + GIFT CARD + SURPRISE GIFT + TROPHY AND £200 CASH PRICE
  • 2nd Price –
    SILVER MEDAL + UK UNIVERSITY COMPETITION CERTIFICATE + MCM APPROVAL CERTIFICATE + GIFT CARD + SURPRISE GIFT + TROPHY AND £100 CASH PRICE
  • 3rd Price –
    BRONZE MEDAL + UK UNIVERSITY COMPETITION CERTIFICATE + MCM APPROVAL CERTIFICATE + GIFT CARD + SURPRISE GIFT + THROPHY AND £50 CASH PRICE

 

Participation Certificate

If you participate in short film competition, Midlands College of Media will provide participation certificate.

If you require any further information please contact

Midlands College of Media
Fine Arts Department, unit 3
Leicester Business Centre
111 Ross Walk
Leicester LE4 5HH
United Kingdom

Tel No: +44 (0) 116 216 6299
Email: admin@midlandcollegeofmedia.com or competition@mcmstudy.com