North America's Filmi-Fusion Dance Championship

April 09, 2016

Cleveland, OH

Selection Process

For Bollywood America 2016, 6 teams will be chosen through automatic bids from competitions of highest caliber. All other teams will be chosen based on bid points they earn at bid-point competitions. We will invite the top 5 teams who have earned the highest point average. Therefore, we will host a total of 11 teams at Bollywood America 2016.

2016 Competitors

NU Anubhav

WINNER

M.O.D

Runner Up

NCSU Nazaare

Competitor

Penn Masti

Competitor

UCSD Zor

Competitor

Case Kismat

Competitor

Texas Mohini

Competitor

USC Zeher

Competitor

Michagan Manzil

Competitor

BU Jalwa

Competitor

Michigan Izzat

Competitor

NCSU Nazaare

NCSU Nazaare

We are NCSU Nazaare: NC State's new Bollywood fusion dance team. This is our second school year as a dance team, and we hope to showcase our Wolfpack talent. Stay tuned for more information about our performances and community classes for the upcoming year!

NU Anubhav

NU Anubhav

Northwestern Anuhav is NU's premier competitive Hindi Film & Fusion Dance Team. In 2008, the team was founded by choreographers from Stanford Dil Se and Northwestern Raas. Since then, Anubhav has placed in 19 competitions across the nation including a national title, in 2014, when the team won the 5th annual Bollywood America Filmi-Fusion Dance Championship.

Since 2014, Anubhav has set their dance to storylines that showcase (South) Asian American history, identity, culture, and shed light on the complexities of the second-generation American (Desi) experience. The team fuses a variety of traditional, folk, and classical dance forms with modern styles such as contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and Bollywood which represent the diverse cultural, social, and dance backgrounds of their company members.

Penn Masti

Penn Masti

What's life without a little Masti? Bringing high energy and a little mischief to each performance, Penn Masti adds a co-ed twist to South Asian fusion dance. We pride ourselves on experimenting with various dance styles: Hindi film dance, bhangra, hip-hop, jazz, raas, bharatanatyam, lyrical, modern, folk, broadway, and even Filipino tinikling. We are on the up and up: Masti’s annual spring show packs the Iron Gate Theatre, and we competed for the first time in 2011 at Princeton Dance Dimensions. More concisely, though, we're all about fun and family. Good times are what we believe in, and dance is only one of the many ways we like to live it up.

UCSD Zor

UCSD Zor

UCSD Zor is the University of California, San Diego's nationally acclaimed, award winning Bollywood/Fusion Dance team. UCSD's Bollywood Fusion dance team was created in 2001 in the hopes of promoting South Asian dance awareness at UCSD. Since then, the team has been competing all over the nation and has built a reputation for itself as one of the finest fusion Bollywood teams in the nation, and the only team to compete at the international championships, Bollywood America, every year since it's inception.

Case Kismat

Case Kismat

Case Kismat Dance Team is a co-ed fusion dance team dedicated to fusing different styles of dance into high-energy performance routines. Fusion is an all encompassing dance style. Of the many dance styles in this world, each one has it's own distinct songs and movements. Fusion aims to incorporates elements from these styles and blend them together seamlessly to create something new. Something different. Case Kismat aims to bring this unique style to the Case Western Reserve University campus. Kismat aims to promote global diversity and show that cultures can meld together through dance. By performing at various campus events, Case Kismat spreads cultural knowledge not only here in Cleveland but also at competitions across the nation.

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