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Exposure needed

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

DANCING groups in Fiji need exposure, says Masti Arts dance group founder Amit Chand.

The group performed with Indian star Karan Grover during the TV Stars Nite tour in Fiji last week.

Mr Chand said groups needed opportunities to perform with international celebrities when they came to perform in Fiji.

"When I saw on Facebook that Ajay Singh was bringing this show to Fiji, I was the first one to contact and inform him that we want to take part in this concert," Mr Chand said.

"We tried to show that local groups can perform on par with international stars. Dancing in Fiji receives very little recognition but with the release of the Fiji's Dancing Superstar competition, that is slowly changing."

He said a platform needed to be created for local dancers.

"We were fortunate to get this opportunity to perform. This is also the first time we have done live shows.

"We sent in all our pictures and portfolios to the show organisers and they were very impressed.

"Karan sent in his videos from India and we learnt the dance moves from there.

"He actually said we were really good and up to international standard.

"It was amazing for such an international artist like him to say that. Everyone in this group is either working or schooling and we dance purely in our spare time.

"We as a group are now hoping that more opportunities for local groups to perform in shows is given."

Karan said it had been great working with the local dancers.

"I have been to New Jersey, Australia and New Zealand but I am so happy to have performed with such talented locals during the show," he said.








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