TV|May 28, 2010 12:17 am

Shiamak is Finding Indian Street Dancer

Indian Television is overloaded with number of dance and singing reality shows and surprising part is that each of them promises to be different from one another, but at the end they all turn out to be the same package with different participants. But it seems that UTV Bindaas is bringing something different, called Street Dance, a new reality show that will literally take to streets of India in search of street dancer.

The dancer needs to show some urban styles like B-boying, hip-hop, locking and popping, floating, krumping, liquid popping, Bollywood freestyle and clowning. Nikhil Gandhi, Business Head, UTV Bindass, says,

“Street culture in India has definitely picked up over the last decade. Youngsters today have grown up biking, doing stunts, and street dancing is also catching on slowly. We want to give an opportunity to the young talent. We are going down to the streets, malls, colleges and getting people to dance.”

In its first season, the channel will head to the metros and explore the street culture there. The show will be audience interactive, featuring live chats in a ticker format.

The dancers will be selected by Shiamak Davar’s dance school, the Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts. Davar,

“As a mentor on the show, I would be picking one wild card entry, who I believe is worthy of making an entry straight into the finals. I would also be mentoring the finalists by giving them tips on how to make their finale acts rock.”

The winner of the show will also get a one-year scholarship to the academy. Davar himself will come on to the show in its last leg, as a mentor to the eight finalists.