If you like dance, and you like Anoop, then you’ll love Aaj Ka Dhamaka.
This annual intercollegiate dance competition held at UNC showcases the best in South Asian dance.
Now in its 13th season, the event will be held at Memorial Hall on October 29th, 2011. Teams from across the U.S. will be competing, including UNC’s own Bhangra Elite and Ek Taal as exhibition teams. The show is being hosted by UNC Sangam.
The competitions will include dances in Raas, Fusion, and Bhangra.
Raas is an ancient dance that originated in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is used primarily during the Navratri, a nine day festival in honor of the lord Rama and goddess Durga. Dancers move in a very choreographed manner, using music and wooden sticks known as dandiya, to create a rhythm.