Neeraj Maskara Brings Global Dance Festival Bailamos to Mumbai

By Joyline Rego/Everymedia

Neeraj Maskara
Neeraj Maskara

Mumbai, January 28th - Internationally acclaimed Salsa dancer Neeraj Maskara won the 1st annual lifetime achievement award at the Berlin Salsa Congress in Berlin. One of the most sought after Jazz Ballet and Salsa dancers in Europe, Neeraj Maskara is also the founder of a global level dance platform ‘Bailamos’. This festival will take place in Mumbai for the first time in the month of April 2016. Neeraj will be joined by a veteran in the field of dance, Terence Lewis who is also the event’s brand ambassador.

Terence Lewis
Terence Lewis

Speaking about Bailamos, Neeraj said, "I’m excited about bringing Bailamos to India. The experience at Bailamos is like no other festival because it brings together the kind of energy and vibe which impossible to get in a pure music festival or any club in town. We are expecting over 2000 people from 50 countries to attend the festival, all united by their love for dance, music, party, fashion, lifestyle and inter-cultural social gatherings. There is something for everyone during the Bailamos weekend whether you want to try our your first intensive dance classes, or sit back and enjoy the most breathtaking show program featuring over 30 world champion artists, or just a great night out to party elegantly along with friends in a 5 star setting. I’m most excited to see the way people from all over the country are coming together for this celebration of dance and music in Mumbai."

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Neeraj Maskara has taught and performed at more than 500 dance festivals in 80 countries around the world since 2003. With experiences spanning over a decade, he is an inspiration for budding passionate performers all over the world. Sharing this passion for dance and the art of performing are many other such accomplished international award winning artists who will be joining the jury panel for Bailamos.

Bailamos 2016 is a dance festival encompassing a dance championship along with the Red Carpet weekend.  Spanning three days, this eventwill be inclusive of over 100 shows, 6 massive parties and 100 dance workshops. Showcasing the art of dance in all its forms, this programme has been designed for first timers to the trained dancers in various forms. The jury for the championship will comprise of artists who have won world championships in their respective dance styles.

When: 8th-10th April, 2016
Where: Renaissance Mumbai Hotel and Convention Center