With this online talent hunt, you can shake a leg and lend a hand

A couple of weeks again, in May, when dancer, actor, choreographer Jeffery Vardon and his spouse have been driving down the Madhavaram bypass junction at evening, they observed a massive variety of migrant staff strolling again residence. “They were going to Bihar and UP. And a few that were on cycles were heading back all the way to Assam,” says Jeffery, who stopped and had a fast phrase with them.

They have been coated beneath layers of mud and seemed fatigued. That bought Jeffrey considering, and he determined to get collectively along with his dancers and do some reduction work within the distant villages round Chennai. “We are working with 10-20 hamlets up to Thiruthani, and the Andhra belt. There are people who have been going to bed hungry. When we went in with supplies, we noticed that there was no trace of food in their homes,” he says, including, “Even though 500 to 1,000 food packets are sent in around two to three trucks to these villages, it still feels insufficient.”

In order to lift extra funds for the trigger, Jeffrey is now organising Lockdown Talent Hunt, a digital dance and singing competitors. The registration payment of ₹150 will go in direction of the trigger. It is open to everybody all over the world. So far, he has even obtained registrations from Australia and the UK.There are six classes: two, beneath 15 and the remaining, above 15. There are separate classes for tune and dance and the winner in every class will win ₹3,000. “The total prize money of ₹18,000 has already been collected from friends. Everything that comes from the registrations will go only towards relief work,” says Jeffery.

To take part, folks must ship in a minute-long video of their efficiency. It must be a video with out cuts, modifying, auto-tuning or app-induced enhancement. “They have to post their submissions on their social media pages and tag us on it. We will further short-list and the 10 best entries will go to the finals. They will then have to submit another one-minute video,” says Jeffery. Apart from Jeffery, the opposite judges for this online hunt are Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Andrea Jeremiah.

The final date for registering is June 5. For particulars try @jefferyvardon_mda on Instagram and The Hot Shoe Dance Company on Facebook.

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