Shillong, Oct 4: Red Bull Dance Your Style, a global street dance event series with a unique format, has announced top 16 finalists for its Indian leg of the competition. Afro Dancer Iamonlang Kharjana from Shillong is among the list of 16 finalists.
After an all-digital qualifying round in which over 1500 dancers from around the country participated, the top 16 finalists for the first ever Red Bull Dance Your Style India edition were selected by a panel of international judges comprising hip-hop dancer Diablo, popper Kite, and dancer and choreographer Antoinette Gomis.
The top 16 – coming from nine cities around the country – will now compete at the Red Bull Dance Your Style India Final on October 16, for a chance to be crowned the first ever national champion and represent the country at the World Final in Johannesburg on December 4.
The top 16 finalists:
[ ] Popper Yuganshu Aggarwal from New Delhi,
[ ] Hip-hop dancer Sandeep Dhanai from Dehradun,
[ ] Hip-hop dancer Deepak Shahi from Haldwani, Uttarakhand,
[ ] Popper Himanshi Gurheriya from Haryana,
[ ] Popper Raj Kumar Ram from Kolkata,
[ ] Popper Manish Yadav from New Delhi,
[ ] Locking dancer Sandeep Sharma from Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh,
[ ] Waacker Srilakshmi Muralidharan from Ahmedabad,
[ ] Afro Dancer Iamonlang Kharjana from Shillong,
[ ] Popper Roshan Banerjee from Kolkata,
[ ] House dancer Elvis Mascarenhas from Mumbai,
[ ] Locking dancer Saurabh Verma from New Delhi,
[ ] Popper JyotiGusai from New Delhi,
[ ] Hip hop dancer Deep Das from Thane, Mumbai,
[ ] Waacker Daliya Chaudhary from Kolkata,
[ ] Krumper Karan Nath from New Delhi.
For more on the finalists, go to www.redbull.in/danceyourstylefinalists.
Red Bull Dance Your Style 2019 and 2020 edition
In 2019, at the historic Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris, France hosted the first-ever Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final with over 4000 attendees and over 3.8M viewers around the world seeing Dutch dancer Shinshan best 39 dancers to ultimately become the first World Champion.
Last year, Red Bull Dance Your Style went digital, with the first global street dance competition to be held entirely on TikTok as Briton Kieran Lai triumphed over 1,500 dancers from 47 countries in a six-week event.
Global stage of Red Bull Dance Your Style
Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global all-styles street dance event series with a unique battle format. From hip hop to house, and locking to popping, dancers participating in Red Bull Dance Your Style will need to ‘wow’ the crowd and ultimately win their vote. Testing freestyle and musicality skills through unpredictable mainstream tracks ranging from recent global hits to classic beats, Red Bull Dance Your Style will have the crowd deciding who will rule the dance floor.
It has held events in 30 countries around the world.
2021 is the first time that Red Bull Dance Your Style has come to India.