The temperature may be soaring, but Hyderabad will soon get cooler. Not in terms of weather forecast but in the terms of uber cool activities that the town will host in the coming days. A unique dance and fitness workshop – Camp ceLiberate- spanning four days will begin on April 25 at city’s popular brewing spot Hylife Brewing Company.
Several dance workshops, dance fitness workshops, dance battles, performances from across the town, panel discussion on the future of career in dance, long hours of cyphers, and more are planned in the four-day dance festival. The cherry on the cake is the participation of Souls of Fire which is a unique and independent dance tour wherein young aspirational dancers travel across the country to share their art. All of them are popular faces from successful television reality shows such as India’s Got Talent, Kings of Dance, Footloose, So You Think You Can Dance, etc. The names are Abhishek Das, Ryan Martyr, Sambo Mujherjee, Sandeep Chabra, and Ravi Varma. One can learn dance techniques, styles, choreography from them.
Faria Abdullah, one of the organizers of Camp ceLiberate says, “The idea is to bring together the talent in Hyderabad. We have great dancers, despite that Hyderabad is not seen as the destination for great dancing talent in the country. We want to put Hyderabad on the map.”
The aim is to get classical, latin, afro dancers, belly dancers, contemporary and hip-hop artists from the city under one roof, she adds. Harsha Maheshwari, Faria Abdullah and Mahesh Katta, the three organisers of the Camp are well known and highly respected in the dance, theatre and fitness community.
The finale which falls a day before the International Dance Day will be an all day event which will be held at Prism Club and Kitchen. On this special occasion, there will also be a workshop for the underprivileged children on 29th April. Dancer Tejasvi Patil will train the children in dance.
“In the previous Camp ceLiberate event last year, we had a spectrum of activities in various landscapes ranging from a club set up to a farm setting. This time around as well we aim to create a similar atmosphere which is a great learning experience to all the participants as well as a milieu that inspires everybody to take dance and fitness seriously, through mediums like Zumba and Bollybeats. explains Harsha.