Disney+ Hotstar collaborates with Shiamak Davar’s Dance Academy

India’s largest premium streaming platform and Shiamak Davar International (India) Dance Academy have launched a stirring virtual flash mob bringing together the best of his troupe to inspire every dance aficionado to participate and win from the comfort of their homes. This marks an exciting collaboration between national award-winning choreographer, dancer and one of the most positive creative artists amongst us, Shiamak Davar and Disney+ Hotstar’s Home Dancer to help India dance away its lockdown blues.

The pathbreaking initiative by Disney+ Hotstar has brought to life a never seen before creative association between some of the finest dancers and choreographers from Shiamak Davar’s Academy. With the aim to motivate the dancer within you to find the stage that it truly deserves, 30 dancers who are currently located in different regions of the country went live today at the same time and unexpectedly broke into a flash mob. The video compiles enthralling and energetic performances by dancers and choreographers - Puneet Cheema, Aneesha Dalal, Upasana Madan, Amit Somani and Prashant Mohan among others, grooving to the original soundtrack of Home Dancer.

Talking about the association with Disney+ Hotstar’s Home Dancer, Shiamak Davar said, “To tell you the truth, the lockdown is challenging for all of us and over the last two months, my instructors and everyone else in our team has been dancing from home or teaching people to do so. So, when I first heard of Home Dancer, which revolves around this concept, it resonated so strongly with me and my team that I just knew we had to be a part of it. It is a creative and refreshing way to encourage the spontaneity amongst consumers and engage with them from the comfort of their homes”

Elaborating on how the flash mob was put together under the lockdown phase, he further added, “Making this (flash mob) happen was certainly a challenge since there are performers from different cities in India and all are dancing remotely from their homes, they are Home Dancers, therefore I'm sure the viewers will find this performance very refreshing and entertaining. I am hoping it will bring a smile on their faces. I look forward to helping India dance their way to win big on Home Dancer.”

 Home Dancer is the first online competition of its kind in India that spans over a period of five weeks. The show features an exciting celebrity line-up and selected performances from the best entertainers in India. Launched by Bollywood star, Jacqueline Fernandez, Home Dancer is hosted by popular television actor, Karan Wahi and has much-admired choreographers, Chandni Srivastava and Sushant Pujari as judges of the show.

Getting into week three of the show, viewers who are yet to participate can login to the Disney+ Hotstar app, select the theme of the week and choose any one of the 10 pre-loaded tracks to submit their respective 60-90-second dance videos on the microsite.  Every week two episodes will be released on Disney+ Hotstar wherein the shortlisted performances will be featured in an episode, following which voting lines will be open for two days. Thereafter, in the follow-up episode, the contestant with the maximum number of votes will win the title of Home Dancer for the week and a cash prize of INR 4 lakhs up.


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