CHENNAI: As a tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Cirkle PR and Consulting along with Lisha, actor Aravind Aakash and dance master Raghu conceptualised ‘The One Dance Championship — A Tribute To Michael Jackson’. The curtain raiser of the event was held recently in the city where more than 150 dancers grooved to some great music, including hits of Michael Jackson.
Lisha said that dance has always been her passion. “I have always loved dancing and have been wanting to do something substantial like this for a long time, ” she said.
The participants of the dance championship will be divided into categories — school, college, corporate and professionals, and the performances will be further split into two platforms — solo and group. The semi- finals and finals will be judged by leading choreographers from the industry.
A cash prize of Rs 5 lakh will be split among the finalists.
The event also featured the cast and crew of the move Chennai 600028, where renowned actor Premgi Amaren shared details about his new composition with singer Suresh Peter. “The piece is called ‘The One Anthem’ and it was composed as a tribute to the legend Michael Jackson; it will be played on the last day of the event,” he said.
“I have been into dancing for almost 15 years now and apart from performing on stage, I have been choreographing for movies, shows and events. So dance has always been a part of my life. We plan to make this a grand success,” said Aravind Aakash. He explained that the reason for organising the event was also to give a platform to upcoming dancers. “We are looking out for passionate dancers who are not able to shine because of a lack of opportunity and train them as choreographers,” he added.
The finals of the championship will be held on August 26 and 27. “We are doing a face formation act on the last day, as a homage to Michael Jackson. We have seen people forming human chains and so on, but a face formation, I believe, will be a new and exciting concept,” said Lisha.