bindass Naach’s ‘Desi Hoppers’ creates history at World of Dance championship
‘Desi Hoppers’ triumph over 40 countries and became the first ever Indian crew to win the World of Dance championship in Los Angeles
On August 15th, when the entire country was celebrating the 69th Independence Day, thousands of miles away in Los Angeles eight Indian dancers from ‘Desi Hoppers’ troupe were practicing hard to prove their mettle against more than 14 countries to win the ‘World of Dance’ championship. Today, when bindass Naach’s Desi Hoppers went on stage to perform, the entire country was cheering and praying for the young boys. The crew, which is led by young sensations Shantanu Maheshwari, Macedon Dmello and Nimit Kotian has created history by winning the mecca of dance championship ‘World of Dance’ and made the country proud. The Indian crew not only impressed the judges, but also the live audiences as well and won ‘Crowd Favourite’ title as well.
The first ever Indian troupe to represent the country at the World of Dance championship, ‘Desi Hoppers’ beat 14 countries across 34 performances in the finals. Judges were impressed with their energy and unique dance moves, which had a mix of Indian dance moves seamlessly merged with international dance styles to give their performance an edge. Their power packed performance left not just the audience but also the co-contestants mesmerized and in awe.
Immediately after winning the prestigious dance competition, bindass Naach trio – Shantanu, Macedon and Nimit, said “At this point, it is difficult to explain our feeling in words, but definitely it is a proud moment for not just us but for the entire country. bindass Naach started as a dream and we never thought that we will reach this far. There couldn’t be a better timing to win the WOD the very next day to our Independence Day. This is our tribute to the country. We hope that this win will definitely inspire many young Indians and give them a message that if you can dream, you can achieve them too.”
Commenting on the extraordinary feet achieved by bindass Naach crew, Mr. Vijay Subramaniam, Vice President – Content & Communication, Media Networks – Disney India, said “I would like to congratulate the entire crew for this rare achievement. We never treated NAACH as just another show, it’s more of a philosophy that is centered around a dream of three boys (Shantanu, Nimit and Macedon). We are feeling ecstatic and proud to be part of their dream. This is not just another win, but an achievement that would open a window of opportunities for young India.”
bindass Naach journey began, when the trio Shantanu Maheshwari, Macedon Dmello and Nimit Kotian went auditioning all over the country in the search of perfect dancers. With more than three months of intense training they have created a strong team and won the World of Dance championship. This entire journey of their hard work, dedication and perseverance has been captured by bindass and audience can watch it started from August 16, 2015 every week on Sunday at 7pm.
To watch their journey to this historical moment tune in to bindass every Sunday at 7pm
About World of Dance
Since 2008, the World of Dance Tour has united the dance community and ignited a worldwide movement. Today, it is the most authentic international touring dance competition of its kind, featuring local and international dance crews and some of the biggest names in the industry. World of Dance will host the first ever World Finals event on August 16th in Los Angeles, with performances from more than 60 U.S. and international dance teams, representing the best in the world. Although the complete event schedule has not been released, anticipated festivities will include appearances, dance performances and live music from the hottest stars in pop culture, dance and music
This year, the World of Dance Tour will attract more than 100,000 dancers and enthusiasts to events in more than 15 countries, spanning the United States, Europe, South America, Asia and Canada. Those numbers are expected to double in 2016. To be on the World Finals stage, teams must be Upper Division 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and score above 85 points at one of the Tour’s U.S. or international qualifier events.