In contemporary style of hip-hop dancing

Minsk hosts three-day modern dance and extreme sports competitions

By Yevgenia Timofeeva

Lovers of hip-hop, dance and house have gathered at the Palace of Sports to show their mastery, being judged by top professional dancers from the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, England, Ukraine and Poland. The judges offered a master class on the first day of the event.

Among the artistes conquering audiences’ hearts was dance company Flawless, from the UK. Its ten members have appeared in such films as Street Dance 2 and Street Dance 3D, and have performed with Madonna, Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Westlife and The Sugababes. “We’ve known each other for a long time, becoming real ‘brothers’. If one of us faces a problem, then the other nine help solve it. This mutual understanding is vital for our stage work, as we need to be synchronised in our dancing and harmony,” Flawless’ dancers explain. “We know that youngsters have become interested in dance clubs after seeing films on street dance. If we can set a good example, then we’ve done our job.”

Every year, Minsk is gaining increased interest in the competition: in 2010, the project gathered 3,500 people while, in 2011, over 4,000 took part. This year, around 5,000 dancers participated.

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