Monday, April 26, 2010

Report & videos: US Bollywood America Competition -- with a winning mix of Bollywood and hip hop

The U.S. Bollywood America Competition was held on April 17, 2010 at the Strand Theater in Boston. The competition featured the top 9 Bollywood filmi-fusion teams that placed at regional dance competitions across the U.S. The purpose of this show was "to bring people back to their South Asian roots and show the performing cultural arts of South Asia in North America". The winner was Wanted Ashiqz, from New York. The runner up was Nashaa, from Los Angeles (click here to watch Nashaa's performance). You can find out more about the competition at and more about the Indian dance scene at

One of the members of  Wanted Ashiqz is Gaurav Gulati, a long-time member of the Blogging Best Dance Crew community. He wrote to us: "Our style is very different from other recognized dance crews. We mix in elements of hip hop with our roots of Bollywood...In this particular performance we did a tribute to all the iconic dancers in Bollywood and in American pop culture who have inspired us to keep dancing." Here's the performance -- congratulations Gaurav and Wanted Ashiqz!