Wow. What an amazing moment. Luddi is one of the folkiest of the folk punjabi dances. Props to capital bhangra man. As an organizer I am very impressed.
Not to detract from vasda punjab, because that was art (minus the lack of sync at times, but punjabi folk dances at their heart are not supposed to be completely clean anyway as dancers show their hapiness and soul, and that is something that is inherently not in sync as it is a personal expression). But, can someone post a thorogh review and analysis of capital bhangra. Thanks.
There needs to be a technical rubric for all competitions. It should list all the possible deductions, and the exact values. That way teams understand what the rules are. I'm fine with deductions for broken saaps, but it should be enforced consistently. Making an actual rubric just for deductions helps that.
Agree with you HK. Been watching Bobby, Chan and Kush dance for a long time, and this is the full development of their skill. This set shows how far they have come. From their first live sets till now it's just amazing how they kept working and getting better. This is def. one of my fav. live sets of all time to come out of N.A.
Shout out to the NJ boys, it was awesome hanging with you guys as always. Some of the realest people I have met on the circuit. NJ will always be my favorite bhangra team of all time. Respect.
Gary and mcb staff, you guys were great. So friendly and helpful. Had a great time.
Here are some things I liked -venue was excellent. Tons of rooms for teams and the afterparty venue was also excellent. -the hosts were fun, I loved the big uncle, he was hilarious. -show ran smoothly, and started decently on time. -gurmit killed it as always. -location. Town center was clutch. Everything was easy to get to, and close. -the hotel was so damn amazing, one of the best I have been to for a competition. -staff and liasons were so nice and were really there for their teams.
Things I did not like -show was too long. Keep teams to 10. 5 live, 5 music. Show ended at 11:30, that is just killing to the teams and the audience. -due to the length of the show, the after party was empty, which got crazy. -due to length of show, the after party was essentially im the hotel hallways and lobby. -show lacked exciting elements. No real performers or entertaining things to keep the show fresh and fun. -the rubric. It needs work. It is just not organized well, and leaves too much room for guessing from both the teams and judges.
But again, great job mcb crew! You guys should be proud. Its not easy and a thankless job.
Audience reaction is an element of impact on audience, but it also includes the connection created by dancers via their nakhra. Does the nakhra create a sense of connection? This can be gauged by observing dancer nakhra and keeping an eye on the audience in terms of their body language and engagement. It's really just intangible stuff at the end of the day. Judge's with experience can pick up the "vibes." But, it's probably safe to keep all audience related matter out of the rubric.
But, what happens when VCU comes to a competition in California, has no fan support, and yet the audience LOVES their set and swag. Shouldn't VCU be rewarded for winning the audience over? Shouldn't their ability to connect with a room full of people who are there to support OTHER teams be recognized? What do you think arjun?