Choreographer Jeya and fellow dancer Rajni, who are members of British dance troupe "Gaana Rajas" were on the BBC Asian Network yesterday, talking about their time on Sky 1’s dance competition "Got To Dance".
The group – who will be performing live for the semi-finals on Sunday – specialise in gaana – a type of Tamil/South Indian street dance. When asked on the show about why they chose this style, they said that it was something that had not been seen by the masses in the UK. Interestingly, Rajni is Punjabi but she said that she was intrigued when she saw Gaana performances at UK university shows, which is why she is now more involved with this than other more well-known styles of Indian dance such as Bhangra and Bollywood. The two dancers also revealed that already they have had numerous requests for gigs, and will be teaming up with UK-based music producer Charles Bosco in the future.
Click here to listen to the full show – Jeya and Rajni are on from 1 hour 13 minutes into the show. We had a chat with them ourselves last week, and you can click here to find out more about their rehearsals and the difficulties they had with finding music.
We can’t wait to watch the group’s live performance on Sunday night, with music by British Tamil producer Vernon G Segaram. Voting lines will be open for 8 minutes after all the acts for the night have performed, so be sure to show your support and help take Gaana mainstream!