Judges bust out their best Bhangra moves at RedDot competition

Not just the competing teams, the judges at the RedDot Bhangra competition also took the stage and bust out mind-blowing Bhangra moves!

In the segment, ‘Guess the Move’, judges Angela Luo, Lavesh Pritmani and Karan Multani performed classic steps to hi-energy beats and the audience were left to identify the dance step by name each time.

Audience members had no difficulty identifying the moves: Lahria, Phull, Mahia, Jugni or Pataka. They joined the judges on stage to perform the moves they had identified. And by Jove, they were awesome! Matching the super talented judges' every Bhangra move. See the video for yourself.

Let’s get to know the judges a little better.

Angela Luo

Angela has been dancing Bhangra since 2012.  She currently captains the non-desi collaboration team Duniya De Rang
Angela has been dancing Bhangra since 2012. She currently captains the non-desi collaboration team Duniya De Rang. Photo courtesy: Facebook/@reddot

Angela Luo has been dancing Bhangra since 2012 and is passionate about pushing the envelope of the dance form, creating memorable sets and teaching technique, strengths she brings to her judging. She currently captains the non-desi collaboration team Duniya De Rang, and over her career, she has danced for Da Real Punjabiz, Khirre Phul Gulab De, Jhoomer Squad, and the Vanderbilt BhangraDores.

She has taken part in many bhangra competitions, including Bruin Bhangra, Boston Bhangra, Big 10 Bhangra, Bhangra Blowout, Clutch City Bhangra, CSUN Bhangra, Nachle Deewane and West Coast Bhangra.

Angela has previously been a judge for RedDot Bhangra, Aa Dekhen Zara and Aaj Ka Dhamaka, and this spring, she will judge Circle City Bhangra and Nach Ke Dikha.

Lavesh Pritmani

Lavesh Pritmani was a member of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Agriculture College Bhangra team
Lavesh Pritmani was a member of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Agriculture College Bhangra team

Lavesh Pritmani began teaching at Natya Academy in North Carolina in 2006, and has established over 20 teams (youth and competitive) over the years. He has taught over 300 students in the last 10 years. Lavesh’s was a member of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Agriculture College Bhangra team.

He is associated with the UNC Bhangra Elite, Gajjde Gabroo (live), Gajjdi Jawani (coach) now known as North Carolina Di Tohr, Gabroo Alliance (live and music) and has competed across the USA/Canada in areas such as Virginia, California, Toronto, New York city and North Carolina in live, mixture of live and music, and music-only competitions.

Lavesh is a sought-after competitive judge all over the world. His prior experience includes judging at Aaj Ka Dhamaka (three times – North Carolina), Nachte Raho (two times - Iowa), ATL Tamasha (Atlanta), Nach Ke Dikha (Virginia), Bhangra Dance Off (Malaysia), UGA India Night (Athens), DDN Legends Bollywood Dance Championship (Los Angeles), 1st Bollywood/Bhangra Competition (Argentina), amongst many others.

Karan Multani

Karan Multani has been involved in numerous competitions in Australia. Photo courtesy: Facebook/@reddot
Karan Multani has been involved in numerous competitions in Australia. Photo courtesy: Facebook/@reddot

Karan Multani has enjoyed Bhangra dancing from a very young age living in Australia. After joining MOB Sydney in 2011, and captaining the team since, he has not looked back. He is the coach and co-founder of Haneri Punjab Di (HPD), Sydney.

He placed first at Bhangra Down Under (BDU), in 2015 and 2016, as well as receiving the People’s Choice Award at Bruin Bhangra 2017, USA.

Karan has been involved in numerous competitions. Most recently, he judged Basement Bhangra Battles 2017 and Bhangra Dance Off (BDO) 2017, Malaysia. He also co-founded the not-for-profit ‘The Bhangra Project’, which focuses to revitalising the passion for Bhangra among the youth of Australia, and provides a platform for competitions.

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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Associate Editor

Tushaar has five years experience as a journalist in founding two start-up newspapers. He worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. He enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time.

 

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