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13 South Asian dance teams to compete

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 8 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
The inaugural South Asian Dance Dimensions Competition will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Hosted by the South Asian Students Association, the event will feature a performance by Princeton Bhangra, in addition to the competition featuring 13 bhangra and fusion teams from across the nation. A panel of judges will award more than $4,000 in prize money to winning teams. All proceeds from the event will go to charity.

Modern bhangra is a dance style that originated from folk dance in the Northern Indian state of Punjab and has increasingly become an amalgam of traditional Indian roots with elements of hip-hop and pop. South Asian fusion is a dance style that blends bhangra, raas/garba and "Bollywood" styles with hip-hop, rhythm and blues, and reggae.

The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 online through University Ticketing or at the Frist Campus Center box office. Tickets also can be purchased at the door for $25.

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