City of Dance -Season 2
The talented youth scattered all over the island is brought together
to one city, in the pursuit of one common passion; dancing; with the
onset of Derana City of Dance - Season 2. This has become a new and
glamorous experience to the television viewers as well as the
The City of Dance have now reached its most attractive stage. Sixty
young talented dancers representing 12 teams are performing their dances
to earn the Best Dance Crew trophy. Among them, 20 exceptionally
talented youth are selected to compete for the Best Solo Dancer. An
illuminating stage with modern technology is ready to present these
outstanding performances of the youth.
At the initial round, 1,000 contestants were selected from over
19,000 applicants, and among them 500 were taken in for the second
round. In the third round, 100 talented contestants were given the
opportunity. After these preliminary rounds, a challenging task of
dancing to a track offered by the judge board was given to the
participants to select the most outstanding 60 dancers.
The judge board consists of Mohan Sudusinghe, Kevin Nugara, Himali
Siriwardena, Shan Perera and Upeksha Swarnamali and Jananath Warakagoda.
The program has also provided the contestants an opportunity to
enhance their capabilities, capacities and talents through workshops.
Five workshops have been conducted with the guidance of master Ravibandu
Vidyapathy, and several judges of the competition. The basics of all
core dancing styles, and the essential knowledge required for a
professional dancer have been taught in them.
The Program Director is Sharmila Dharmadasa, and Ravi Rasantha and
Dinusha Hettiarachchi are the Co-producers.
"We facilitate number of people to watch this program at the audience
built inside the set. Unlike other stages, where the audience is
detached from the audience, we have placed it around the stage, giving a
new experience to the viewers," Co-producer Ravi Rasantha said.