September 2015 \ Arts & Entertainment \ Diaspora: Performing Arts
Desihoppers triumph

By Sugandha Rawal
  • DESIHOPPERS: Classy dancing

 Desihoppers, an Indian dance troupe, emerged victorious at the World of Dance competition here, beating 34 competitors from 14 countries. Indian classical dance moves on fast-paced western music became a hit here when the Desihoppers group of dancers from different parts of India took to the stage here. Initiated by trio Mr Shantanu Maheshwari, Mr Macedon’D’mello and Mr Nimit Kotian, the race to clinch the trophy was not easy for the Desihoppers.

Cries of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Ganpati Bappa Morya” rent the air and the Indian tricolour was waved at the venue, the Los Angeles Convention Center, as the group was announced the winners on August 17, 2015 evening. They received a trophy along with a cheque of USD 5,000. They also got the ‘Crowd Favourite Trophy’ at the event - which since 2008, has united the dance community from the US, Europe, South America, Asia, and Canada - to celebrate the lifestyle and culture of urban dance and music.