The NC State Dance Program invites NC State students in any major to audition for the Bollywood repertory piece on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Carmichael Dance Studio 2307. The piece will be performed in the Dance Program Fall Concert in November and taught by one of the top 20 Bollywood dancers in the U.S. and an NC State alumna Neelam Patel.
Vibrant costumes, lively music and upbeat phrases will be combined to share a love story between two individuals falling in love. The high-energy Bollywood piece will encompass movement and expressions from various dance forms and styles.
Auditions: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5:30–7:00 p.m. No registration required.
Dance experience: Intermediate (1-2 years of any formal training, such as jazz, hip-hop, ballet, ballroom, etc.)
Performance: NC State Dance Program Fall Concert on November 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. in Stewart Theatre
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 5:30–7pm in Carmichael Gym (Dance Studio 2307) & Thursdays, 6–7pm in Thompson Hall (Rehearsal Hall) from Sept. 26 till Nov. 11.
Please expect to also attend a full concert run through on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9am–1pm, tech rehearsal (TBD but most likely after rehearsal on Tuesday, Nov. 14) and a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6pm call, 8pm show. It’s going to be an exciting experience!
Go link: go.ncsu.edu/dance-bollywood
About Neelam Patel
While completing her B.S. in biology at North Carolina State University, Neelam Patel was an auditioned member of the university’s academic dance company the NCSU Dance Company and co-founded Nazaare, the NC State’s first competing Bollywood Fusion team.
Neelam was selected as one of the top 20 Bollywood dancers in America and competed on India’s number one dance reality show, Dance India Dance, placing the second runner up and has performed on international platforms such as the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA).
Prior to graduating high school, Neelam was Wake County’s Junior Miss in 2011. She was selected to attend the Governor’s School of North Carolina for Dance, participating in a number of showcases while completing coursework in theory and composition.
Currently, Neelam works at a biotechnology company Diapharma as a southern territory manager, teaches as a freelance instructor and choreographs for her Youtube channel with over 30,000 subscribers.