Funds Raised From An Online Breaking Battle And A Workshop To Be Handed Over To The Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund

The dance neighborhood in Kerala is placing its finest foot ahead throughout the pandemic. It is elevating funds for COVID-19 aid by two on-line occasions — a dance battle and a workshop. The quantity collected can be handed over to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

The initiative is led by Anand NC and Mohamed Basith. While Trevolution, the digital breaking (b-boying and b-girling) battle, has already begun, the three-day workshop ‘Unlockdown your skills’, begins on June 26.

“Although Kerala has some amazing dance crews, no event has brought them all together. So we felt why not do that for a social cause. Also, we wanted to break the negative impression about dancers,” says Thrissur-based Basith who specialises in krumping. He provides that the three-day workshop may have lessons led by 13 dancers from eight dance crews within the State — Southside Bboys, Labyrinth Collective, Street Villains, Choreo Grooves, Grooves N Moves, Ripperz, Roots and God’s Own Whackers, protecting completely different dance kinds. “We hope to get 100 participants and it can go up to 150,” says Basith. Registration for the workshop is open on Townscript’s digital platform.

Meanwhile, Trevolution, which started on June 22 had over 30 individuals within the qualifying spherical, together with these from Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and Tiruchi, apart from Kerala. “Girls are also in the fray, which is great since not many girls are into b-girling. Four of them were selected to the top 16,” says Anand, a b-boy from Thiruvananthapuram.

There are three judges — Pittden (Malaysia), Striker (Chennai) and Bonta (Delhi) — and the winner can be introduced on June 28.

The registration payment for the occasions is ₹100. Participants also can donate as a lot as they need. There can be a money prize of ₹1,500 for the dance battle. Neither the judges nor the trainers of the workshop are charging any quantity, say Anand and Basith.

Last yr, Anand had joined fingers with one other dancer, Sumesh Sundar, to organise a Quarantine Dance Battle in breaking, all-style and krump. The occasion noticed the participation of over 100 dancers.


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