Srishti dance group selected to perform at major national dance event
A DANCE group from the Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance School in Harrow has been selected from hundreds of dance acts from around the UK to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.
The dancers will join 24 other dance acts to appear at the first ever Dance Proms, a major national dance festival, at the Royal Albert Hall on 13th November.
The wining piece, a Bharatanatyam dance, was choreographed by Nina Rajarani MBE with music composed by Y Yadavan. This piece stands out for its complex rhythmic cross-patterns set in interesting spatial arrangements by Nina, combined with a melodious composition created and sung by Yadavan himself.
Dance Proms, organised by the UK’s leading dance organisations: the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD); and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in association with the Royal Albert Hall, Britain’s most iconic venue; celebrates dance in all its forms and the unique relationship between students and their dance teachers. The initiative covers all dance genres from ballet to ballroom, salsa to street dance, and jive to jazz dance.
Teachers and students from each of the participating dance organisations were invited to enter a short dance piece featuring original choreography in any genre. The pieces could be performed as a solo, couple, trio or group performance.
Entries, which were submitted online by video, were judged by a panel including Artistic Directors and senior examiners from all three organisations who selected a shortlist of 24 dance acts to perform at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th November 2011. An online public vote took place in June to decide the final (25th) act to join the shortlist.
Christopher Nourse, Dance Proms Project Manager said: “We have a fantastic line-up of acts from all over the UK for Dance Proms and with a diverse range of genres from tap and ballet to ballroom and South Asian dance, there will be something for everyone to enjoy on 13th November. Thousands of people participated in our online vote, which is a great indication of the tremendous enthusiasm and support for Dance Proms. This is the first time that these three organisations have collaborated in such a way, so it should create a unique experience for all involved and we are delighted that we are able to showcase emerging talent from our young dancers in such a fantastic setting.”
Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall is open to the public and tickets are now on sale through the Royal Albert Hall Box Office and website – www.royalalberthall.com