Naach Meri Jaan: Auditions Begin March 6

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A Reality Dance Competition for the first time in Toronto – To Find The Next Dancing Superstars

By A Correspondent

Glitterati Entertainment and Sanskriti Arts present NAACH MERI JAAN (NMJ), a Reality Dance Competition taking place for the first time in Toronto.     Brought to North America by Pria Haider and Naved Jaffrey, the Dance Competition was created to promote the awareness of talent revolving around the South Asian dance forms including Bhangra, Bollywood, Fusion, etc.

The highlight of the event will be to find the next Dancing Superstars from thousands of contestants in Toronto and 11 cities in the USA.  While Toronto finalists will receive a gift hamper and dance scholarships, the New York Grand Finale winner will get to be part of a Bollywood Movie and receive a Portfolio shot by a renowned Bollywood photographer.

“Naach Meri Jaan will be the first of its kind and the biggest dance competition in North America.  We will be challenging this year’s artists to interpret Bollywood music, to explore classical, freestyle and new forms of cultural fusion in performance,” says Puja Amin of Glitterati Entertainment who is bringing this Reality Dance Competition to Torontonians.   Auditions begin March 6, 2015 and contestants’ performances in the following categories will be judged by the likes of Javed Jaffrey, Rujuta Vaidya and Vatsal Sheth. 

Kids 5 – 15 years – Solo/Group

Adult 16 years and over – Solo/Group

All Ages – Duet

There will be a finalist competing in New York in each of the categories

“Dance is a means not only to showcase artistic talent, but also to develop self-confidence and enhance awareness about health, fitness and musical sensibilities. The main motivation behind this competition is to create a platform and bring together the best of contemporary, fusion and classical Indian culture for the entire family,” says Amin. 

Toronto finals will take place on April 25, 2015 at the Toronto Centre of the Arts and viewed by thousands of people from all demographics for a South Asian cultural extravaganza on local television and Star Plus, India. 

Event Flow:

March 6-14:   Auditions Begin

6th March:   6-9 pm
7th March:   2-5 pm
13th March: 6-9 pm
14th March: 2-5 pm

April 4:  Semi Finals

April 5 – 10: Event Launch and Reception announcing the Finalists

April 25:     Toronto Winner Announcement at the Grand Finale

Toronto Centre For The Arts, George Weston Hall, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8..

·         Broadcast on local Channels and Star Plus, India

·         Video Display of auditions in various cities around the Greater Toronto Area

·         Event Audience of 1000 is expected

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About Naach Meri Jaan (NMJ):

Naach Meri Jaan is a reality dance competition brought to you by Pria Haider and Naved Jaffrey.   This dance competition was created to promote the awareness of talent revolving around the South Asian dance forms including Bhangra, Bollywood, Fusion, etc. and is designed to showcase some of the most talented children, men and women comprising individual contestants, couples and dance teams.  NMJ is the first of its kind in bringing an Indian reality dance competition on for South Asians to the United States and Canada.  NMJ is set to take place in over 12 cities in North America, with semifinals and finals set to be broadcast by Star Plus.  Three of India’s most renowned judges Javed Jaffrey, Ravi Behl and Naved Jaffrey have teamed up with Pria Haider and Sparks to help make this the biggest dance competition for the continent.

About Glitterati Entertainment

Glitterati Entertainment has been founded by Puja Amin, Silky Kanthed and Puroo Kaul and their mandate is to create the most mesmerizing experience in entertainment based on all the vibrant sensations India has to offer.   Glitterati founders’ vision is revolutionize the definition of family entertainment for audiences who have brought well known Bollywood celebrities such as fashion designer Vikram Phadnis, supermodel Malaika Arora, actor Dino Morea and singing sensation Neha Kakkar to North America.  They are now extending their audiences to Toronto.

About Sanskriti Arts

Established in 2003, Sanskriti Arts is the brainchild of Puja Amin who has brought together performers with a passion for dance and extreme drive to explore their potential.    Under her tutelage, the company takes pride in raising awareness of the various forms of South Asian dance, spread Indian culture and ethnicity through traditional and contemporary dance and music performances.   They have been a pioneer in authentic South Asian Entertainment including classical, folk and Bollywood repertoire.  The Sanskriti Arts Ensemble has performed in concerts and music videos for Falguni Pathak, Boman Irani, Lisa Ray, Jonita Gandhi, Sukhwinder Singh, Lata Mangeshkar, Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor amongst others.

JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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