New England Malayalee Association
DRISHYA® 2018 – Annual Talent Show and Competitions
Solo classical Dance Competition Classifications and Rules
Categories(Solo Classical Dance)
- Adult (18 years or older)
- Youth (14 to 17 years)
- Junior (11 years to 13 years)
- Sub-Junior (8 years to 10 years)
- The performance must be between 5 to 8 minutes for adult, youth and junior categories.
- The performance must be between 3 to 5 minutes for Sub-Junior category.
- The performance can be in any Indian classical dance genre (bharatanatyam, kuchipudi, mohiniyattom, odisi etc)
- An individual may only perform once in a single competitive category.
- Individuals may perform in a classical and non-classical group and solo competitive category.
- Not anywhere in the audio of the song or announcement, the names of the participant or choreographer should be mentioned.
- Participants must be within the age range as of January 1, 2018.
- Any segment with no more than one entry will be cancelled. The participant can opt to compete in a higher age category if possible.
- If there are too many entries in any category NEMA reserves the right to conduct a semi-final round.
- NEMA reserves the right to request proof of age, to verify the age of the participant if needed.
- No prompting/coaching from outside of the stage is allowed. The item will be immediately disqualified if it comes to notice.
- The song should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in mp3 format when requested. This will be strictly enforced and failing to do so will disqualify the item.
- Any song exceeding the maximum allotted time will be shortened to the maximum time.
- No alta is allowed in the auditorium or green room premises. Please apply if needed from home.
- Judges decisions are final. Participants are not to contact the judges to get the feedback on the performances.
The scoring is as follows:
Definitions of Judging Format
- Performance (60 % of total score): Detailed judging format of performance below:
- Anga Shudham (Movement Quality – Leg positions, Hand positions, Hand gestures, Upper body positions, Flexibility and postures) – 20
- Saatvika Abhinaya (The quality of expressions of nine sentiments, Usage of face and body to express sentiments and moods) – 20
- Angika Abhinaya (Variations of dance steps exploring variety of movements covering all aspects of major limbs, Grace in the movement) – 20
- Costume/Makeup (15 % of total score): Detailed judging format of Costume/Makeup below:
- Appropriateness to dance style- 5
- Accessories/ jewelry- 5
- Makeup and head-dressing- 5
- Presentation (25 % of total score): Detailed judging format of presentation below:
- Vaachika – Musical quality of the song (5)
- Kaalapramanam – Proportions of Timing, Accuracy of the rhythms in the dance, Presenting different rhythm variations, Complexities – Depth of rhythmical phrases (10)
- Complexity, Entry and Exit, Stage coverage and presence – (10)
If the participant is not ready to perform when his/her number is called, a penalty of 5 points will be applied to score
The winners are chosen as follows:
- If only one participant is registered for a category, no competition will be held and they can choose to compete in a higher age category.
- For a category with two or more participants, a first place winner is declared.
- For a category with three or more participants, a first place and second place winners are declared.
- For a category with four or more participants, a first place, second place and third place winners are declared.
**Judges’ decisions are final**
Participant Certificates will be awarded to all participants on the day of the event.
Trophies/Medals and winner certificates will be awarded to all winners on the day of the event
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