A new dance reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance-Ab India Ki Baari to be judged by panel of three judges comprising actor Madhuri Dixit, choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis was launched in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Giving an example of their hosting skills, TV actors Mouni Roy and Rithvik Dhanjani took the stage to kick start the launch event, pulling each other’s legs, giving way to the dancers who later performed a power packed-dance sequence.
With the same concept as that of the western version of So You Think You Can Dance, the show which will be aired on TV will be a battle of street and stage-dance styles.
A street dance is a dance style which evolved outside dance studios in any available open space such as streets, dance parties, block parties, parks, school yards, raves and nightclubs. The term is used to describe vernacular dances in urban context.
A stage-dance on the other hand is a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers.
“It is going to be very interesting because we have stage verses street style. The choreographers will have a tough time. One has to see how much of stage style can match up with the street style and vice versa,” said Lewis.
Set on a grand white and black stage, the dancers gave a glimpse of what street and stage dancing style are all about. While the stage dancers were clad in silver, the street dancers were clad in golden attire.
“The ultimate winner from a gruelling Street v/s Stage Gala rounds will be chosen under the guidance of an esteemed jury. We believe that the show will give a new momentum to the weekend television viewing experience,” said Rajesh Iyer, business head of TV said.
While the dancing diva Madhuri, was wearing a black and white dress with a bling statement necklace piece, Bosco could be seen wearing a military-coloured layered outfit. Lewis on the other hand looked dapper in a tight white shirt, flaunting his muscled look with his hair brushed back.
Produced by Endemol Shine India, the show will air on April 24.