So You Think You Can Dance: Premieres April 24th

Mumbai: 14 Emmy awards, 26 localized productions representing 35 different countries! The show that has captivated the imagination of a global audience and is the biggest and the most popular platform in the world of Dance reality is now all set to take India by storm! Get ready as the World’s biggest dance show, So You Think You Can Dancemakes a grand debut in India on &TV starting 24th April every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 PM. Produced by Endemol Shine India the show will witness an epic battle of Street and Stage style for the very first time on Indian Television. The two styles will battle it out and give all that it takes for the ultimate supremacy on the dance floor. 

Leading the judges’ panel will be the epitome of grace and panache - Madhuri Dixit along with the National Award Winning Choreographer - Bosco Martis who is known for songs like Senorita (Zindagi Na MilegiDobara), Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail), TuneMaari Entry Yaar (Gunday), amongst many others; and an Encyclopedia in Dance and Style - Terence Lewis. While Bosco will represent the Street styles of dancing, Terence will represent the Stage styles.  Popular TV stars – the sensational Mouni Roy and the charming Rithvik Dhanjani will take on as the hosts of the show. 

Mr. Rajesh Iyer, Business Head, &TV said, “Following the success of The Voice India, we are thrilled to present yet another adaptation, the Indian Edition of So You Think You Can Dance - the biggest dance show in the world. The format brings forth an immersive concept, where the contestants are classified into two groups as per their style of dancing - Street and Stage. The ultimate winner from a grueling Street v/s Stage Gala rounds will be chosen under the guidance of an esteemed jury – Madhuri Dixit, Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis. We believe that the show will give a new momentum to the weekend television viewing experience.”

Mr. Deepak Dhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Endemol Shine India - “After travelling across the globe with over 26 worldwide productions -The world’s biggest dance show is finally here on Indian shores!  So You Think You Can Dance - 'Ab India Ki Baari' promises to present dance to Indian audience in its own distinctive and inimitable style. This show will provide a platform to dancers across the country to showcase and enhance their talent under the guidance of our acclaimed judges who will mentor the participants to ensure they put forth their best performances. Endemol Shine India is glad to have partnered with &TV for the show, aside from showcasing superlative content and talent, So You Think You Can Dance - 'Ab India Ki Baari' too, like all our other formats will also have its own Indian twist."

Speaking on why she chose this show, Bollywood actress and dancing diva Madhuri Dixit says, "So You Think You Can Dance is a wonderful concept and I have been a regular viewer of the U.S. version. It will be interesting to see two distinct styles ‘Street’ and ‘Stage’ 

battle it out on the dance floor. Personally speaking, I am a huge fan of the stage style as I am a trained Kathak dancer, but there is a street in me somewhere.”

Speaking on his association with the show, Bosco Martis says, “I was very excited when &TV approached me for the show and it didn’t take me any time to say yes to the project. We want to showcase to the world the huge pool of dancing talent that India has and our performers are at par with the global standards. This is a great platform for the aspiring dancers to showcase their talent to a global audience.”   

Adds Terence Lewis, “I am elated to associate with this show. I have been religiously watching the American version for more than 7 years now. The show practically set the level of dancing world over. Judging the Indian version is just a great honor for me and also a feather in my cap. I believe the show is devoid of any drama and just focuses on one thing, pure dancing.”

The show will see contestants being challenged to master several dance style like Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Animation, Latin, Liquid, Tutting, Robotting, Ballroom, Lyrical Contemporary, Flamenco etc. of which, one will win the prestigious title in the battle of Street v/s Stage. So India, are you ready… kyunki ab hai aap ki baari!

Tune in to watch So You Think You Can Dance starting April 24th, Sat & Sun at 8.30 pm only on &TV!

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