Prince Dance Group wins India’s Got Talent !

Congratulations to them for their incredible act, commitment, choreography, versatility and sheer will to fight all odds and come out on top. I can now admit without prejudice that they were, from the time that I first saw them on the first phase of shooting in Kolkatta, my favourite act.
Many other acts came over time through the auditions and semi finals etc, that I grew to love. Some performed better in the semi finals and auditions, others outclassed themselves in the finals. But none were so visually stunning, so aesthetic, so zen like and transcendent. So confident in their own art of formations, that did not feel the need for constant energetic movements that most other acts fell in the trap of.
I thought others were great too. I thought that three acts completely stood out in the finals. Sneha and Richard completely surpassed my expectations and did a flawless and a world class Salsa act. Rohan and Group with their Hip Hop dance pulled off an incredibly difficult group choreography with such amazing precision that they could teach the Gansta Groups in the streets of New York a thing or two. And of course the ever green Alsam Langa Group that brought age old Rajasthani folk tradition with more energy and passion to a song made famous by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
But I think the Prince Dance group had won the hearts of the Indian people even before the finals. There was something so emotional and completely Indian about their acts, but on par with the best international traditions of modern group choreography that made us all proud to be Indian. And to know that some of the participants of this group were brick kiln labourers, who normally come to our attention more because we read stories about how this class is completely exploited by the Kiln owners, and earn bare subsistence wages.
Then there were others. Like Rajesh Amrale with his devotion, skill and mastery over the Mall-khamb form of traditional Indian Gymnastics. So beautiful and fluid did he make it seem that it made Olympic Gymnastics feel simplitics.
And I could go on. Little Viren, India’s mini Micheal Jackson, the little Super Star as Sonali kept calling him affectionately, won the hearts of all us judges. But when it came to a tussle between the Rajasthani Aslam Langa group and Viren, I was the only one that voted for Viren, the other two judges ruled more by their heads then their emotions made perhaps the right choice. Both were excellent.
I’m going to miss the show, but on to other exciting adventures now. Lets see what the moment brings.

85 Responses to “Prince Dance Group wins India’s Got Talent !”

  1. CA.Anoj Swain says:

    Dear Sir,
    I Respect you for your greafulness, Honesty and for making Indians proud in the world cinema.
    we want to see you judging show like IGT.
    My favourates were also PDG.
    Regards
    CA.Anoj Swain

  2. AKULA KUMAR NAHAK says:

    WHERE THERE IS A WILL(NOT RESOURCE) THERE IS A WAY.THE BOYS OF PD HAVE PROVED THIS.

  3. Mukesh Chauhan says:

    Dear Sir,
    I need Krishna’s contact details as we want to organise his one show in our Guruji’s temple on coming Hanuman Jayanti Festival. Please provide me the same.
    Mukesh Chauhan
    9716324363

  4. Nada says:

    Just watched it in the youtube today on recommendation from a friend. The amazing thing is not just that they are day labors who by their sheer dedication, determination, and inherent sense of art have come so far. It is also amazing that they are from Berhampur. They are not labors from Delhi, or Bangalore, or Kolkata! I had an opportunity to spend some time in Berhampur in and cannot say I have ever missed it since. That they are from Berhampur (alias Bramhapur), a small chaotic town, rather a glorified village that is bursting out of seams – it is even more amazing! LOTS of Kudos to the group.

  5. vikalp says:

    Sir,
    Yah soubhagya ki baat hai ki achanak maine aapka yah blog dekha. maine prince group ka dance dekha tha jo adbhut tha. aapko dhanyawaad kyonki aapne hame aisa achha group diya. shekhar ji mai aapka bahut bada prashansak hun. mai ek jurnalist hun. aapki ek badi tasveer mere room me hai. mai pahli baar aapko likh raha hun. mujhe achhi english to nahi aati lekin aapse baat kar achha lag raha hai. thanx…… vikalp

  6. Domnic says:

    Hi Shekar,
    I had watched the Prince Dance Group perform some years ago on Boogie Woogie. Ever since i have been trying to get intouch with them so that we as an agency could showcase their performance to the various corporate & MNC client database that we cater to. Seeing them perform on “IGT” was such a delight. Would appreciate if you could share the contact detail of Prince Dance Group so that we can help them out.
    regards
    Domnic Fernandes
    09821638318

  7. Prof m joshi says:

    Mr kapoor, extremely innovative way of extracting talent from tacit knowledge to explicit. I propose an idea after having viewed the entire talent shows. I write research cases on indian entrepreneurship and some highly exciting emotionally charged. Can u launch a movie series titled ‘the entrepreneur’ with fact case support by self. I dont mind acting as the entrepreneur. This will be a must for each b school / veo/starup/ etc provoding motivationa and art to emerge as an entrepreneur.
    Thx prof mjoshi/09415017498
    Asia editor of international journal of entrepreneurship & Innovation

  8. Prof manoj joshi says:

    Dear Shekhar ji,
    and i forgot to add, we should write the case on ‘prince group’ for their entreprenurial & innovative ability, clearly demonstrating the risks, barriers, challenges, humilition etc undergone in making a well orchestrated and concerted winning team. i am confident ‘the entrepreneur’ series will be a world wide hit.
    Thx & rgds
    professor manoj joshi, phd(innovation)
    professor of entrepreneurship, strategy & Innovation

  9. Prof manoj joshi says:

    Dear Shekhar ji,
    and i forgot to add, we should write the case on ‘prince group’ for their entreprenurial & innovative ability, clearly demonstrating the risks, barriers, challenges, humilition etc undergone in making a well orchestrated and concerted winning team. i am confident ‘the entrepreneur’ series will be a world wide hit.
    Thx & rgds
    professor manoj joshi, phd(innovation)
    professor of entrepreneurship, strategy & Innovation 0915017498

  10. deepak says:

    plz send me he contact no of prince dance group. as im into events so i wanna do events with them. thank you sir..

  11. kamal says:

    dear shekhar,
    it was grt to know there is this open forum wd u for feeling what we feel about the whole thing called the vibrant and pulsating,animated and revealing,true and sprited – life.we do talk,ur achievements but certainly u must endeavor to bring back d glory or more:we are but insatiated indians now:i think idea for making “an entrepreneur”is very appealing it would go a long way to prepare and project the skills we all have.will be on in future 2 ack ur effects and affects.kamal

  12. Madhvi says:

    Hi Sir, wanted to tell u you are so handsome and i loved this show…it was a beautiful show unlike the reality shows….

  13. Aakriti says:

    hi i am working wid a leading news paper in delhi. i am doing a story on reality tv shows. is there ne way i can get prince dance troupe’s contact no.
    It will be a gr8 help.
    thanks

  14. Terry Brooks says:

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

  15. aditya says:

    hello sir,
    INDIA’S GOT TALENT was the best reality show i have ever seen . I am into event mgm and want contact no. of prince and group to organise their show . pls send me their contact information .

  16. shivam says:

    hello sir…
    I’m a student of engineering,, and i have a great passion for dance.. i was stunned by the performance of this group as well of rohan’s too.I’m trying to copy it and perform it in my college ,although its very difficult for me,bt I want to give a try, for that i want to talk to this group as well as want to congratulate this group for their high quality perf. So can i have the number of any of the persons of this group,if u can give me then plz.I’ll be very thankfull to you.

  17. Kiran Kapoor says:

    Hi, the performance of Prince Dance Group was superb. can you/anyone help me to locate this music not uploaded from youtube.pls pls pls

  18. Dharminder says:

    Would like to contact Prince Dance Group for organising their show,
    regards

  19. Jasmine says:

    Respected Sir,
    i m an MBA assiparent n organizing a cultural night.So i want the contact details of Prince Dance Group.
    hope 2 recieve ur answer as soon as possible.
    JASMINE
    9867387630

  20. Prashant says:

    please provide me prince dance group’s contact no for our college festival’s main event.

  21. Abhisek says:

    Shekhar Ji, The performance of Prince Dance Group was really stunning and the true example of an emergent India. The Prince Dance Group is from Berhampur city in Orissa and I request you to visit them and their city once to see the real India and its heroes. Berhampur waits for you.

  22. Varun Gupta says:

    hello sir,
    I am starting a club ‘Bullzeye’ in Dehradun
    n i want to organise a show of Prince Group on inogration of my club. So plz gv me the contact detail of the same or contact me as soon as posible.
    thnx a lot
    Varun Gupta
    09897117853

  23. Dharmesh Mehta says:

    Dear Shekhar ji,
    I need the contact details of Prince Dance Group.
    For inviting them to perform for the show organised for the underprevilidegd and Mentally retarded children in Pune.
    Would be great help if you provide me with the same
    Thanks
    Dharmesh Mehta
    9021590216

  24. Dear Shekhar,
    We r one of the finest growing business groups of the city of Taj(Agra) and wud lyk to introduce Prince dance group to Agra on the occasion of the launch of our new Company JR Automotives.
    The show is planned for 7th march eve so kindly send us the details regarding the performance as soon as possible…
    regard
    Runchit Saxena
    (Jr Automotives Agra)

  25. Anshul says:

    We are professional conferecne organiser and for one of our coming event we want the prince dance group contact details for to book them for that event. Please suggest.

  26. Amit Lamba says:

    Please send me the contact details of Prince Dance Group. We an event company wants to book them for a show.
    Thanks.

  27. kiran says:

    Hello Mr. Shekhar,
    Greetings,
    We are an event management and entertainment company.
    The performance of Prince Dance Group was really stunning, so was the platform which you offered.
    We are interested in arranging their program. Please provide me their details
    Best Regards,
    kiran K.

  28. Arjun says:

    Hi Sir,
    We would like to recomment the troupe for an event.Kindly send us their contact.
    Regards,
    Arjun

  29. Mandar says:

    Hi Everyone
    I have created a Group of Prince Dance Group on Facebook, plz joined that.
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Berhampur-India/Prince-Dance-Group-Orissa/102458129794701?ref=nf
    Cheers
    Mandar

  30. ADITYA KASAT says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to have contact number of PRINCE AND GROUP to organise their show in THE CITY OF JOY – KOLKATA . I would be highly obliged to hear a reply from you .

    Thanking You
    ADITYA KASAT
    9163004444

  31. It is cool that you wrote about this. I found you on bing and I had been looking for info about this. Nice website, thank you for the info. I will come back to check for new updates

  32. Dear Shekhar,
    We r one of the finest growing business groups of the city of Taj(Agra) and wud lyk to introduce Prince dance group to Agra on the occasion of the launch of our new Company JR Automotives.
    The show is planned for 7th march eve so kindly send us the details regarding the performance as soon as possible…plz send all mp3 song with prince dance group performence as soon as possible
    regard

  33. prit says:

    dear shekhar,

    even everyone out here in india is missing u at the show, without you it seems like some essential ingredient is missing in the show, like it has been ripped off its soul, may be we will be seeing your comeback in the next season.

    i had 2 personal favorites…as i can recall from the first season…but these 2 still linger on in my mind still..i can remember viren’s eyes, his sincerety…his steadfastness…its difficult to put in words..but easy to feel…

    i still remember and recall visually and elaborately…how u assumed that rapport with that GITAR playing gal frm ludhiana(sry forgot her name, pardon my memory)…..u saying that YEAH…loved your responsiveness and sensitivity to little things… on stage…

    and abt prince group, i could just manage sit there agape in wonder…….

    pls do comeback in the next season….. we want to see you on the show..

    prit

  34. Samantha More says:

    sir, i want to know the music on which the prince dance group performed the indian flag act. plzz answer sir. thanxx anyway… plz answer.. i hope to get ur reply… 🙂
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

  35. prince dance group- for booking con-9619823732,jenadevd@gmail.com

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