Competitors from across Malaysia and Singapore came together for the inaugural Aadukalam dance event, in a star-studded night that saw teams battle it out for a $10,000 prize.
The spectacular event, hosted by Mirage Mirrors Productions, was held in aid of the establishment of the Performing Arts Society for the Physically Challenged, a society that aims to engage the physically challenged through the arts, to identify talent and build confidence amongst them.
3 dance groups from Singapore and 3 dance groups from Malaysia competed over two rounds for the top prize, the “Your Choice round” and “International Dance round”. The two top teams then performed a final 3 minute piece, judged by Indian cinema choreographers Kala Master & Ashok Raja Master & actor Aadhi, who determined the winners.
A close competition on the stage eventually saw Vehaara Arts being crowned the winners of Aadukalam 2012, who gave a stunning fire spitting and folk dance performance.
Also on stage to entertain the packed out crowd were local host Mr Vadivazhagan and India’s top mimicry artiste, Mr Robo Shankar.
The Performing Arts Society for the Physically Challenged was officially opened by the Guest of Honour, Mr P Thirunal Karasu, Chairman of the Council of Indian Activity Executive Committees.