Dance group – Sahno Bar http://sahnobar.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:52:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sahnobar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile-120x120.png Dance group – Sahno Bar http://sahnobar.com/ 32 32 Dance group helps young Ukrainian refugees adapt to life in Manchester https://sahnobar.com/dance-group-helps-young-ukrainian-refugees-adapt-to-life-in-manchester/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:38:06 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/dance-group-helps-young-ukrainian-refugees-adapt-to-life-in-manchester/ Podilya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Submitted by Sara Teiger PR Dancers from Ukrainian families in Manchester will showcase the innovative choreography, colorful costumes and breathtaking acrobatics of traditional Ukrainian dances at Góbéfest 22, a free weekend festival in the city centre. Cheetham Hill-based Ukrainian dance ensemble Podilya will perform at Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square on […]]]>

Podilya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

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Dancers from Ukrainian families in Manchester will showcase the innovative choreography, colorful costumes and breathtaking acrobatics of traditional Ukrainian dances at Góbéfest 22, a free weekend festival in the city centre.

Cheetham Hill-based Ukrainian dance ensemble Podilya will perform at Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square on Sunday 26 June as part of Góbéfest.

And for those brave enough to try the legendary moves made famous by the Cossacks, a workshop in the festival’s activity tent will teach traditional steps and routines.

Podilya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Podilya is a troupe of 70 dedicated and accomplished dancers between the ages of 4 and 30 whose aim is to preserve and promote the traditional art of Ukrainian dance.

All members are first or second generation Ukrainians, with their most recent members having joined the group after fleeing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine to settle in Manchester.

And, says Podilya founder Linda Szlachetko, the group provided a familiar and welcoming community for its new performers.

“Children who have joined us since arriving in Manchester have found a very warm welcome here in Podilya, where the majority of our members speak Ukrainian,” she says.

“We are based at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Cheetham Hill and we are a very strong community of Ukrainian families who come together to celebrate the country, its dances, costumes and traditions.”

Podilya, who reached the live semi-finals of Sky TV’s ‘Got to Dance’ with her intricate acrobatics and intricate choreography, will perform a series of Ukrainian dances from parts of the country, wearing elaborately embroidered traditional costumes made handmade in Ukraine. .



“What makes the group’s performances so memorable is their passion for dance and the strong Ukrainian spirit that beats in the dancers’ hearts,” says Linda.

“Each region of Ukraine has its own costume and dance style, and our performances reflect the differences of each region very well. We also perform Ukraine’s most famous dance, hopak, which is a traditional folk dance with many acrobatic movements.

“Hopak means ‘to jump'”.

The talents of Podilya’s dancers are in high demand, with the group performing at shows, festivals and fundraising events across the UK and Europe.

But, despite the high level of skill displayed in traditional Ukrainian choreography, all the dancers are amateur artists who crowd into rehearsals and performances around their daily work as doctors, firefighters, dentists, bankers and teachers alongside of a number of students.

“It’s a very dedicated group!” says Linda. “Podilya is above all a community and people who come together to express themselves through performances and Ukrainian traditions.

Podilya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

“For young dancers, especially those who joined us recently from Ukraine, it’s a place to participate, try new things and just enjoy life.”

Ottilia Ordog, founder of Góbéfest, invited the group to perform at this free, family-friendly event, alongside folk dance groups from Transylvania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Poland.

She says: “I can’t wait to see Podilya. This year’s festival has the largest and most diverse lineup to date and we hope to build on this diversity each year, celebrating the uniqueness of each of our cultures, as well as the similarities.

“I am so excited that we can all come together to share our dance moves, our songs, our rhythms, our sounds, our customs, our tastes and our languages ​​with the public, the Manchester community and with each other.

Podilya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

“This year, more than ever, it’s so important to connect and uplift people with our music, dance and harmony.

“What better way to get to know other people and cultures than by sharing music, dance, food and drink?”

At Góbéfest, the public will be treated to two energetic half-hour performances by dancers from Podilya aged between 16 and 30.

The band will perform on Sunday June 26 on the main stage in Cathedral Gardens from 12.30pm to 1pm, then again in Exchange Square from 1.30pm to 2pm. A workshop for people of all ages will take place in the activity tent between 3 and 4 p.m.

To find out what to expect from the Góbéfest dancers, you can watch Podilya’s popular Sky TV performance on Youtube.


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The Sunninghill dance group will represent South Africa in Spain https://sahnobar.com/the-sunninghill-dance-group-will-represent-south-africa-in-spain/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 07:18:11 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/the-sunninghill-dance-group-will-represent-south-africa-in-spain/ A traditional folk dance group based in Sunninghill, Ensemble Balkan SA will fly to Europe on June 21 to represent the country at the 12th Calella International Folk Dance Festival in Spain. Ensemble Balkan SA was created in 2011 by Zoran Lagator and has won numerous trophies in national and international folk dance competitions. Members […]]]>

A traditional folk dance group based in Sunninghill, Ensemble Balkan SA will fly to Europe on June 21 to represent the country at the 12th Calella International Folk Dance Festival in Spain.

Ensemble Balkan SA was created in 2011 by Zoran Lagator and has won numerous trophies in national and international folk dance competitions.

Members of Ensemble Balkan SA rehearse at Sunninghill Serbian Church. Photo: Nduduzo Nxumalo

Lagator said the group had managed to represent the country on international stages despite the lack of sponsors at home.

He said they were going to the festival in Spain to once again fly the South African flag high, although some members were not on the trip due to a lack of sponsorship to buy plane tickets.

“Ensemble Balkan SA has participated in different international folklore festivals all over the world, from Spain to Montenegro and even Brazil without any government support. We have been accepted as a member of the International Council of Folklore and Folk Art Festival Organizations and will soon be competing as representatives of South Africa in their upcoming festivals.

Members of the traditional folk dance group Ensemble Balkan SA, based in Sunninghill, prepare for their trip to Spain. Photo: Nduduzo Nxumalo

He said the group was made up of more than 20 dancers of different nationalities based in Johannesburg.

“Only 12 members will be part of our trip to Spain later this month. We are unable to purchase tickets and costumes for each member of the group. We call on our government and our businessmen to lend a hand in sponsoring our journey.

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Polish dance group is looking for new members https://sahnobar.com/polish-dance-group-is-looking-for-new-members/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:20:00 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/polish-dance-group-is-looking-for-new-members/ The dancers have been showcasing traditional Polish culture in the city for more than seven decades – but the group worries about the future amid fears the folk arts are losing popularity among 21st century Mancunians. The dancers of the Polonez Manchester group have been performing and celebrating traditional Polish folk arts in the city […]]]>

The dancers have been showcasing traditional Polish culture in the city for more than seven decades – but the group worries about the future amid fears the folk arts are losing popularity among 21st century Mancunians.

The dancers of the Polonez Manchester group have been performing and celebrating traditional Polish folk arts in the city for over seven decades.

But now the group, which was founded in 1949, is urgently looking for new members to help keep Polish culture alive locally.

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The numbers have plummeted and the organization fears that arts such as folk dancing are losing popularity among new generations of Mancunians.

How was Polonez founded and how has the number of participants changed over the years?

Polonez Manchester are one of the oldest traditional Polish dance groups in the UK, taking their first steps just a few years after the end of the Second World War.

The group was founded by Polish expatriates, including Waclaw Kolekowski, who were unable to return to Poland after the war due to the Communist government taking power there.

They were keen to keep the culture and traditions of their homeland alive by sharing song and dance with other Poles and the wider communities of Greater Manchester.

Polonez Manchester has a long history in the city dating back to the 1940s

In 1953 Polonez performed at a series of events to mark the Queen’s coronation, including at the Free Trade Hall and Alexander Park in Whalley Range.

During the same decade, the group performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Based in Moss Side, the troupe performs at events across the country and around the world. The group’s extensive wardrobe includes more than 400 brightly colored traditional costumes from different regions of Poland.

However, its members have dwindled. In the 1950s it had around 40 members but now only has around 25 dancers in its weekly sessions, a drop of nearly 40% in numbers.

What did Polonez say about the drop in squad?

Asia Cullinan, who runs Polonez Manchester, attributes the drop in attendance to the fact that folklore is not seen as fashionable and traditional dancing is seen as outdated.

Even though Manchester’s Polish population has grown since the country joined the European Union (EU) in 2004, Polonez Manchester says recruiting members in the 2020s is much more difficult than in previous years.

Asia says, “It seems it was easier to recruit people in the 20th century than in the 21st.

“I feel like people don’t see folklore as a fashionable pastime, so the membership is a bit lower these days.

“The age range ranges from around 24 to 50+ and we currently have two generations of the same family dancing with us which is beautiful to see.

Polonez Manchester has been performing traditional Polish dance and music in the city for over seven decades

“Our members are a mix of Polish expats, children and grandchildren of Polish nationals, people of Polish descent born in the UK and people married into Polish families.

“Polish folklore and culture is so vibrant, colorful and welcoming that we invite anyone who wants to join us to come see us at Góbéfest and talk to us afterwards.

“You don’t need to be of Polish descent, and you don’t need any dance training. All of our dancers are very supportive and will have you spinning, kicking and dancing to traditional Polish music in no time!

The band are keen to emphasize that they believe traditional Polish music and dancing can still appeal to people in Greater Manchester if they are lucky enough to experience it.

And, in health-conscious times, they also suggest that testing your folk dance beats could be a good workout.

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Committee member Kasia Jasicka said, “We know that there are people who are interested in Polish traditions and folk dance because they want to cultivate the beautiful traditions that Poland has to present to the world.

“Polish folk dances are great fun to learn and even more sporty! They really get your heart rate up, use all your muscle groups and give you a real buzz because the music is so uplifting.

“From elegant Polonaise to energetic Krakowiak, there’s something for everyone, and once you’ve heard the music and seen the colorful costumes, you just want to dance!”

Góbéfest is a chance to meet potential new members and showcase their dance

Polonez is currently rehearsing for performances and workshops at Góbéfest, the UK’s only free weekend festival celebrating the legendary region of Transylvania and the Carpathian Basin.

The free festival, which also features music, dance and food from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Croatia, takes place in the Cathedral Gardens and on the Stock Exchange Square of the June 24 to 26.

Ottilia Ordog, founder of Góbéfest, has invited Polonez Manchester to perform at this family event and hopes giving them a platform will allow more people to see what the group’s dance is all about and help it thrive for the decades to come.

Polonez Manchester dancers in traditional outfits

She said: “Sunday of the festival is dance day and I am delighted to be able to showcase folk dances from across the Carpathian Basin region in Eastern Europe.

“Polonez’s long history in Manchester is impressive and I hope playing Góbéfest will bring them new audiences and even new members so the band can continue to meet, rehearse and perform for another 73 years.”

How to reach Polonez Manchester?

Polonez meets on Wednesdays at 7.30pm at the Polish RC Church of Divine Mercy on Lloyd Street North in Moss Side, Manchester. The group can be contacted by anyone interested in joining. [email protected]

For anyone looking to dip a toe in the water, the band is hosting a Polish dance class at Góbéfest from noon to 1pm on Sunday June 26 and also performing on the main stage at 2.30pm in the Cathedral Gardens.

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Norwegian Dance Group Video: Norwegian Dance Group Sets The Internet On Fire By Dancing To “Chura Ke Dil Mera” https://sahnobar.com/norwegian-dance-group-video-norwegian-dance-group-sets-the-internet-on-fire-by-dancing-to-chura-ke-dil-mera/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:06:00 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/norwegian-dance-group-video-norwegian-dance-group-sets-the-internet-on-fire-by-dancing-to-chura-ke-dil-mera/ We’d say you’re living under a rock if you don’t know Quick Style. Quick Style is an all-male dance group based in Norway, garnering attention and praise from all over. A few days ago, a video was released on the internet where the band was seen grooving to ‘Kala Chasma’, a track by Katrina Kaif […]]]>
We’d say you’re living under a rock if you don’t know Quick Style. Quick Style is an all-male dance group based in Norway, garnering attention and praise from all over.

A few days ago, a video was released on the internet where the band was seen grooving to ‘Kala Chasma’, a track by Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Malhotra with ‘Baar Baar Dekho’. The dance team received many accolades for their flawless performance.

Quick Style was seen performing at a wedding venue, and they’re back with another groovy dance. This time it’s favorite 90s Bollywood song “Chura Ke Dil Mera” by Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar along with “Main Khiladi Tu Anari”.

The dance video managed to register 2.6 million views on Instagram. When posting the video on social media, it looked like Quick Style wanted to engage in a fun banter with Ed Sheeran while posting a witty caption for their video.

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The dance clip which was uploaded to Instagram begins with the crew back to the camera. With the theme song playing in the background, the Norwegian dance group danced their hearts out.

Quick Style is a Bollywood lover. Earlier, the dance group also danced to Shah Rukh Khan’s hit number “Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Haal”.

Who are the members of Quick Style?

  • Quick Style is an urban dance group based in Norway.
  • The dance group is also known as Quick Crew and was formed in 2006.
  • The group was formed by twin brothers, Suleman Malik and Bilal Malik, with Pakistani-Norwegian roots.
  • In 2007 they were joined by their older brother, Ibrar Malik as manager.
  • Soon they are joined by their childhood friend Nasir Sirikhan.
  • The dance group is inspired by hip-hop music from various cultures and loves to be inspired by it.

What were the reactions to Quick Style’s “Chura Ke Dil Mera” dance video?

Shilpa Shetty, who the film was originally shot on, was the first to react to the video. She dropped a comment saying the dance group was killing him, stealing his heart. Singer Sophie Chaudhury commented that the guys are unique and she wants them in her next video. One user said he wanted this kind of performance at his wedding. Another user said he wanted to see the full performance.

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Who are the Urban Crew Flyers? Dance group AGT previously performed on Asia’s Got Talent https://sahnobar.com/who-are-the-urban-crew-flyers-dance-group-agt-previously-performed-on-asias-got-talent/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:12:42 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/who-are-the-urban-crew-flyers-dance-group-agt-previously-performed-on-asias-got-talent/ Dance group Urban Crew Flyers recently auditioned for season 17 of America’s Got Talent (AGT), captivating judges and audience members with their skills. The talented crew, however, are not new to the reality competition scene. Even before playing AGTthey had placed in the Top 9 of Asia has talent, 2017. They have also already participated […]]]>

Dance group Urban Crew Flyers recently auditioned for season 17 of America’s Got Talent (AGT), captivating judges and audience members with their skills.

The talented crew, however, are not new to the reality competition scene. Even before playing AGTthey had placed in the Top 9 of Asia has talent, 2017. They have also already participated in the fifth season of The Philippines have talent.

America’s Got Talent (AGT) was renewed for a new season this year, due to the success of its previous installments. Fan-favorite celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum are back on the judging panel for another exciting season, where they’re ready to entertain viewers with their quirky personalities. The show is hosted by Terry Crews.


Everything we know about AGT competitor Urban Crew Flyers

On Tuesday’s episode of America has talent, viewers will see dance group Urban Crew Flyers audition for the competition. However, in an early version released by NBC, there is a glimpse of their superb performance on the show, earning them eventual approval to advance to the next round.

While introducing themselves, the dance team members revealed that they are a dance, breakdancing and acrobatic group from the Philippines and they are there to represent their country. During the performance, they stunned the audience with their impeccable dancing and acrobatic skills, which ultimately earned them a standing ovation from everyone in attendance.

Although it was not specifically mentioned when the group was formed, Urban Crew Flyers became active on Instagram in 2019 and has been constantly updating their followers on their activities since then.

The dance team has also showcased their talents at a number of local school events, malls in and near the city, and at the Philippine Basketball Association, where they performed in 2019.

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After becoming a finalist on Asia has talent, the group would have danced for four consecutive years at the Dubai Global Village, it was then that they became known to a multitude of people. They have also featured as guest performers on various local television shows.

They currently have over 1,000 followers on Instagram and over 24,000 followers on Facebook. The group received a lot of appreciation for their AGT audition, with praise pouring in on social media.


A look at some of the competitors on AGT so far

Last week’s reality talent show saw stunning performances from contestants like singer Drake Milligan, uncle-neice duo JoJo and Bri, and musical prodigy Madison Baez.

On Tuesday’s episode, alongside Urban Crews, viewers can also expect to be treated to another entertaining performance from ventriloquist Jack Williams.

Tune in to NBC Tuesday night for an all-new episode of America’s Got Talent.


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Emergency fundraiser aims to keep Ukrainian dance group’s performance going https://sahnobar.com/emergency-fundraiser-aims-to-keep-ukrainian-dance-groups-performance-going/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:10:13 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/emergency-fundraiser-aims-to-keep-ukrainian-dance-groups-performance-going/ Dancers from the Prince Albert Barveenok Ukrainian Dance Club perform at the EA Rawlinson Center in April 2017. The club, which currently has over 60 dancers, will be inducted into the Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame. –Jason Kerr/Daily Herald One of Prince Albert’s oldest arts institutions needs a little help to keep it going. […]]]>

One of Prince Albert’s oldest arts institutions needs a little help to keep it going.

A day after being inducted into the Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame, Ukrainian dance club Prince Albert Barveenok hosted an emergency fundraising dinner to keep the club going. The club’s organizers say the past two years have been difficult so every penny counts.

“Covid hasn’t been nice to anyone,” said Kayleigh Skomorowski of Prince Albert’s own Barveenok Dancers.

“We have lost fundraisers over the past two and a half years, which has put us in a very difficult financial situation.”

On Saturday afternoon, a drive-thru perogy meal sale was held as part of fundraising efforts on the south side of the fairgrounds. The event ran until 9 p.m. Saturday.

Hearty Ukrainian cuisine was on the menu at Barveenok Ukrainian Dance Club’s emergency fundraiser on Saturday, June 11. — Image by Marjorie Roden.

Inside the building, preparations were underway for tonight’s fundraising party. This includes a series of door prizes from area businesses, as well as a silent auction and plenty of entertainment for all ages.

“We decided to go big or go home, creating something to bring the community together and really contribute to it,” Skomorowski said.

“This (Saturday) night is a showcase of Barveenok dancers, with a group from Saskatoon, the Pavlychenko Folk Ensemble, often known as PFE. We will also have a live band and dance afterwards, with Dean Bernier and his band.

“We will have a Ukrainian canteen that we will run, which will serve perogies and sausages, Ukrainian dishes.”

The importance of the timing of the event is vital to the Ukrainian community in Prince Albert, according to Skomorowski.

“With everything going on in the world today, we literally have a nation and a culture that is under siege and under attack,” she said. “With an organization like the Barveenok Ukrainian Dancers working to promote and educate Ukrainian culture, this is very important, especially in this time (of war).”

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Dance group connects with Calgary seniors https://sahnobar.com/dance-group-connects-with-calgary-seniors/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/dance-group-connects-with-calgary-seniors/ Panoramic image of the Praise Dance at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY It was a connection through movement. The Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizen’s Association hosted the Dance and Move for Connection performance on June 11 at the Panorama Hills Community Center to showcase dance performances […]]]>
Panoramic image of the Praise Dance at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

It was a connection through movement.

The Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizen’s Association hosted the Dance and Move for Connection performance on June 11 at the Panorama Hills Community Center to showcase dance performances to connect with neighbors of diverse cultures and ages.

According to Senior Program Team Manager at CCECA, Sam Wong, the dance is a celebratory performance for Seniors’ Week which ran from June 6-12 this year.

“Dance is connection. We believe that dancing connects us to old people and also brings them an emotional, happy and positive feeling,” Wong said.

The activity, which is one of two events organized by the CCECA, is made up of 30 participants aged over 65.

Sam Wong, Senior Program Team Leader at CCECA, gave a few words to participants and attendees before the dance performance began at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

“It’s a multicultural community. It’s really important to learn about other ethnic cultures; how they are, what they do and also enjoy sharing interests,” said Alberta Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon.

Traditional dances performed by seniors

The dance performed by the participants today was a traditional Chinese dance specific to the elderly.

“What we do is praise dance, which means we praise and pray for the elder to be good and everyone to be very happy,” Wong said.

“Seniors are more amazing than you think. They are more active and energetic, and they can also learn something new.

Pon opened the event with a few words of praise for the good work that was done in organizing the Dance and Move for Connection performance.

“This association has done so many good things. They have hundreds of program services offered especially to Chinese elders, and that is very important because they are one of the different ethnic groups that often have language barriers,” Pon said.

According to Pon, this week is special for all seniors, as it shows their appreciation for the contributions they have made over the years to society. Pon said the contributions of the Chinese community, in particular, are important because some of those elders helped build Canada.

“It is a special day for seniors. It is very important to recognize the contribution of seniors to Alberta. It is grateful to see that all seniors are healthy, finally after the two years of isolation and containment,” Pon said.

Photos from the dance performance

First sign before entering the outdoor grounds of the Panorama Hills Community Center for the Dance and Move Connection event on Saturday June 11th. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Panoramic image of the Praise Dance at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Praise Dance at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Praise Dance at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Community members from different cultures participated in the Praise Dance at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
CACC members and dance artists with the Seniors Program lead Sam Wong and Alberta Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon at the Panorama Hills Community Center on Saturday, June 11. HAJAR AL KHOUZAII/ FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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British dance group Got Talent will join the iconic Northampton Carnival when they return this Saturday https://sahnobar.com/british-dance-group-got-talent-will-join-the-iconic-northampton-carnival-when-they-return-this-saturday/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:18:09 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/british-dance-group-got-talent-will-join-the-iconic-northampton-carnival-when-they-return-this-saturday/ Seamstresses are making their final adjustments and performers are getting their sequins ready for the long-awaited return of Northampton Carnival this Saturday June 11. This is the first time the carnival will be held in person for 3 years. And the carnival is set to get even more star-studded with the news that the stars […]]]>

Seamstresses are making their final adjustments and performers are getting their sequins ready for the long-awaited return of Northampton Carnival this Saturday June 11. This is the first time the carnival will be held in person for 3 years.

And the carnival is set to get even more star-studded with the news that the stars of Britain’s Got Talent, Born to Perform, will have their own float. The Northampton-based dance troupe reached the semi-finals and were bookmakers’ favorites to win.

This Saturday’s event will be the first to be held in person since 2019. The 2020 carnival was canceled due to Covid restrictions and last year’s event was held online.

READ MORE: Glorious images of Northampton Royal celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Carnival returns to its traditional home at Northampton Racecourse Park in the city centre. This year’s theme is “Summer of Jubilation” to “give hope and opportunity for all to come together”.

The carnival opens at noon, with a chance for visitors to peek around some of the floats or sample some food. The Carnival Parade begins its journey around the town of Northampton at 2pm.

This year’s route takes artists down Kettering Road and St Giles Street before winding up Abington Street and Wellingborough Road. Arrived at Abington Park, the parade turns on Abington Avenue, passes in front of the cricket ground, before returning to the racecourse for 4 pm.



The carnival returns after 3 years of absence with the theme “Summer of Jubilation”

But the celebrations don’t stop there, as the racecourse becomes a festival of color with a carnival, delicious food and plenty of stalls from local businesses. The main stage also hosts a fantastic line-up of artists until 7:30 p.m.

Headlining the stage are Northampton’s oldest reggae band Mystic Crew, one of Northampton’s carnival favorites and legends. The Royal & Derngate Community Choir, Dancehall DJs Beanie G and Ricardo Riwal and street dancers from Studio C also perform.

But about to steal the show, Northampton’s Born to Perform, fresh off Britain’s Got Talent. The dance school specializing in people with special educational needs and disabilities stole the hearts of the nation in the talent show this year.

Their enthusiastic and inspiring story and moves went on to earn a golden buzzer from David Walliams and a standing ovation from the judges in the semi-finals. But, unfortunately, they failed to perform in the final.

The dance troupe will have their own float in the parade, showing their moves to the whole of Northampton. Then they rush to the main stage at the racetrack to perform their semi-final audition and routines around 4 p.m.



The carnival culminates in a festival at Northampton Racecourse Park, with bands on the main stage.
The carnival culminates in a festival at Northampton Racecourse Park, with bands on the main stage.

The directors of Born to Perform said: “We are delighted to be joining the Northampton Carnival and Parade this weekend! Our students are delighted to have this opportunity to perform and thank the entire Northampton community for all of their support throughout. along our Britain’s Got Talent Journey. We will celebrate with music, dance and pure joy and energy!”

More information about this year’s carnival in Northampton can be found on the Northampton Carnival and Cultural Arts website.

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]]> Who is Fusion Japan? AGT’s dance group has performed in World Of Dance, Britain’s Got Talent and more https://sahnobar.com/who-is-fusion-japan-agts-dance-group-has-performed-in-world-of-dance-britains-got-talent-and-more/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:21:59 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/who-is-fusion-japan-agts-dance-group-has-performed-in-world-of-dance-britains-got-talent-and-more/ Dance group Fusion Japan will audition for America’s Got Talent (AGT) on the second episode, airing Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. It will leave the audience as well as the judges in awe of their performance and set the stage for future Japanese dance artists to perform. The newly formed […]]]>

Dance group Fusion Japan will audition for America’s Got Talent (AGT) on the second episode, airing Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. It will leave the audience as well as the judges in awe of their performance and set the stage for future Japanese dance artists to perform.

The newly formed Japanese crew consists of two popular individual groups called Fabulous Sisters and Kyushudanji.

America’s Got Talent (AGT) is back for its seventeenth season, thanks to the huge success of its previous episodes. This time, viewers will witness high-level performances that will leave them speechless. Fan-favorite celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum are back on the judging panel this season which premiered on May 31, 2022.


Who is Fusion Japan? Rival groups unite to deliver an impressive performance on AGT

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Fusion Japan made a good impression on season 17 AGT scene as viewers and judges saw a huge group of girls on one side and boys on the other. People knew this group was different because there was a clear separation between the two genders. However, it was later revealed by the official translator that they were rival groups in Japan and united for this competition.

After a series of fun questions and learning sessions, the band delivered a stunning performance combining hip-hop dancing and aerial acrobatics that left the audience on their feet. The dance team received a standing ovation from the AGT judges, with Terry Crews calling the act “one of the best things I’ve seen in my life!”

It seems that Fusion Japan created their Instagram page just before their auditions on AGT. The band bio on the page takes viewers to their individual accounts where viewers can get a glimpse of their individual journeys and performances.

Girl Group – Fabulous Sisters

The group was created with “dynamic choreography and boundless passion”. The crew consists of girls ranging in age from 12 to 26 and are not new to reality or talent dance competition. Fabulous Sisters won dance world (Youth Division) finals two years in a row in 2016 and 2017 with the highest points in the history of the show as well as the title of World Champion.

The dance team also reached the division finals of dance world (Youth Division) in 2018. Earlier in 2019, the group also reached the semi-finals of Asia has talent. The Japanese dance troupe participated in season 13 of England has an incredible talent the same year and danced to orchestral music that impressed the judges who qualified them for the semi-finals.

The AGT contestants have over 24,000 followers on Instagram and are keeping their followers up to date on their journey.

Boy Group – Kyushudanji

According to their Instagram page, the boy group is also not new to AGT. The group has participated in several dance competitions and is extremely popular for their dance styles and exuberant performances.

The group made a strong impression on the audience with their impressive and synchronized moves during their appearance at the dance world competition held on August 16, 2015. They went on to win the youth category of the competition and stole the show with their incredible performance, inspiring the Japanese community back home.

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During their time on dance world, they were known as Kyushudanji Shinsengumi, a group of young breakdancers. Apart from this, they have also won several local competitions like All Japan Super Kids Dance Contest in 2016-17, The shock of the sneakers in 2016, Japan dance delight in 2018, and Live dance in Japan in 2019.

The AGT The dance team has over 6,000 followers on Instagram, where they constantly update followers with their performances, stints in competitions, and dance workouts.


Last week’s reality talent show saw incredible talents including Celia Munoz, Merchant Vera and more grace the stage with their auditions. Viewers and judges witnessed the magic, singing, dancing and more on stage, which left them in awe, with many contestants advancing to the next round.


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Britain’s Got Talent: Dance group Newham in the semi-finals https://sahnobar.com/britains-got-talent-dance-group-newham-in-the-semi-finals/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:25:00 +0000 https://sahnobar.com/britains-got-talent-dance-group-newham-in-the-semi-finals/ Published: 12:25 4 June 2022 Newham-based street dance crew IMD Legion saw their Britain’s Got Talent dreams cruelly cut short last night (June 3) as they contested the last of the semi-finals live. IMD Legion had wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges with their audition earlier in the series, getting four yeses from Simon Cowell […]]]>

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Newham-based street dance crew IMD Legion saw their Britain’s Got Talent dreams cruelly cut short last night (June 3) as they contested the last of the semi-finals live.

IMD Legion had wowed the Britain’s Got Talent judges with their audition earlier in the series, getting four yeses from Simon Cowell and co.

In last night’s semi-final, held at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, IMD Legion was unfortunately unable to continue its run.

Of the eight acts competing, only two would be sent to Sunday’s final. The first is decided by popular vote, and the second by the judges, between the second and third most popular acts.

In the end, stand-up comedian Axel Blake won the popular vote, while young poet Aneeshwar Kunchala was chosen by the judge.

IMD Legion Founder and Managing Director Omar Ansah-Awuah said: “It was fantastic to perform again last night in the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent.

“This performance was very personal to us and a tribute to the family members and dancers we have lost in recent times.

“The public reaction to the performance was overwhelming and the comments from the judges could not have been more positive, so it is obviously disappointing not to qualify for the final.

“I couldn’t be more proud of my team for their commitment and hard work, and I’m grateful for all the support and for those who voted for us.”

Ahead of last night’s performance Haringey band member Leila Butler, 18, said she was ‘delighted’ the IMD Legion had gone this far.

She added that she was “going there to represent Haringey”.

This wasn’t the first time IMD Legion had taken part in Britain’s Got Talent. The group, which took 30 dancers aged 11 to 35 to the show, also narrowly missed out on a place in the final in 2015.

Founded in 2010, the IMD Legion has a total of 70 dancers and runs open classes every week in east London.

The Britain’s Got Talent final takes place at 7.30pm on Sunday June 5 on ITV.

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