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Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: How should we view the bhangra of today?
« on: October 07, 2016, 02:36:29 PM »
bhangra from india has in a way [size=0px]separated itself from its cultural roots (folk dances which have specific meanings and occaisions vs. dancing on a stage for entertainment)  The very essence of folk dancing in northern india/pakistan has been lost, more so in india than in let's talk about bhangra in india and start from there.[/size]
[/size][size=0px]When did bhangra in india start?  If you think it's some ancient dance then you don't know the history...i refuse to be held to a standard, which isn't even the standard.  Because there is no standard.[/size]

I would ask questions that lock judges into a judging style or approach so that they can't contradict themselves...

Which team's style do you prefer, name the names of the teams in the competition.

Ask them about their history, the types of teams they have danced for.

Ask judges which they would take more points off for, messiness or a lack of creativity.

Ask them what their favorite sets were last year...

1. Which routine was your favourite?


Main Bhangra Discussion / Bhangra team with the most spin off teams
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:39:17 PM »
Which team has the most break off/splinter/spin off teams?

excellent job gary!

def understandable.

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Bruin Bhangra Predictions!
« on: May 26, 2016, 06:01:04 PM »
kpgd will win

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: What happens when you hit 2000 posts?
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:29:04 AM »
can we correlate those numbers to length of membership? 

This is the best form and style of live Bhangra. All the stuff that has come out in the last 5-8 years is not folk enough. This is Punjab, this is what Bhangra is all about. The idea of getting MADDDD LOW on jugni is not folk, it's not correct. Watch the jugni in this set, the Mirza the phumania, that's the 70s-90s style. The best style.

The formations were perfect. That's why this set is amazing. There are 2-3 main formations in folk Punjabi dancing, lines, circles and V's. This is the essensce, dancing for a crowd or dancing for each other. All these formations live teams do are silly and not the correct way to showcase Punjabi folk dances.

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: MCB 2016 REVIEW
« on: March 17, 2016, 04:39:21 PM »
who were the judges?

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: MCB 2016 REVIEW
« on: March 16, 2016, 06:44:58 PM »
As someone who has danced on a team and also run a competition, everyone just needs to take a step back.

Gary has organized a great competition for 3 years in a row, and it has grown each time.  MCB has a simple theme, being folk.  MCB has been consistently working hard to keep the traditional aspects of modern bhangra at the forefront.  I'm sure there are tons of issues everyone has with him, but still, it's not easy.  With DDA, Fusion and other folk comps disappearing, everyone needs to understand how important MCB is.  It gives a real outlet to a huge segment of our circuit.  I love that the show is only in punjabi.  You want english, go to wbbc or elite 8, lol. 

He and his team worked really hard, and dancers should understand he's not perfect, no one is.

No need to bash MCB and Gary over and over. 

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Fire Missing From the Circuit
« on: November 25, 2015, 04:47:26 PM »
You all do realize that someone posts on this topic every season, and every season nothing changes.  This is 3 straight seasons now.

North American Bhangra is dead.

UK and AUS are ALIVE.

This is just how it all ended up.


Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: BBC show review
« on: November 20, 2015, 12:25:13 PM »
always remember that the etymology of bhangra comes from the word BHANG.  lol.

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Boston Bhangra Competition 2015 Predictions
« on: November 12, 2015, 09:34:57 AM »
1. Xtreme
3. DRP/Virsa

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Best month to hold a competition?
« on: August 20, 2015, 03:53:06 PM »
end of feb.  exams for Canada in late march/early april make march a no no.

Videos and Performances / Re: Favorite Live Bhangra Sets
« on: August 13, 2015, 09:15:01 PM »
Surry India Arts Club dda 2006

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: A visual history of bhangra
« on: May 14, 2015, 04:33:54 PM »
I'd love it if BTF could begin a thread regarding the visual history of bhangra in the diaspora.

As bhangra gained a foot hold in Canada and the UK in the 70's and 80's it evolved, and continues to do so with the rise of bhangra circuits in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore (yes, there are teams in Singapore, and yes WBBC has reached out to teams in random places, and will continue to do so).  From the floppy turlas and awkward chaadars, to today's romesh inspired masterpieces, there is a great story to be told re: bhangra as it exists in the diaspora. 

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: NA vs UK
« on: April 08, 2015, 12:44:17 PM »
NJW is still the best team in the world.  No UK team is better than them.

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: NA vs UK
« on: April 08, 2015, 11:58:27 AM »

Watch This:

Nachda Sansaar Bhangra Club at TBC 2014 (The Bhangra Competition) - 2nd place

Nachda Sansaar is too nasty...they could beat any team in the world

This is arguably the best set of the season in my opinion...

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: NA vs UK
« on: April 07, 2015, 08:53:26 PM »



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