Fiji Time: 4:07 PM on Monday 20 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64210.6231
JPY 55.908252.9082
GBP 0.39310.3851
EUR 0.46130.4493
NZD 0.68790.6549
AUD 0.64220.6172
USD 0.49190.4749

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $95,000 payout
  2. Race against time
  3. Commemorative service inappropriate
  4. Islanders relive Winston ordeal
  5. Torrential rain floods Lautoka
  6. Health ministry workshops heart diseases
  7. Men in court
  8. Struggle to school
  9. Tonga's Queen Mother dies at 90
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. "I just love him" Tuesday (14 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. Four new finds Tuesday (14 Feb)
  7. A canecutter to a restaurateur Tuesday (14 Feb)
  8. Mum dies from burns Tuesday (14 Feb)
  9. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  10. Acid leak at lami Thursday (16 Feb)