Padanyaas Entertainment, INDIA organized “India’s International Groovefest” Dubai, Bangkok and Pattaya in 2018, 2019 and 2022 respectively and conducted the competition online in the year 2021.
IIGF has witnessed contestants from India, UAE, South Africa, Oman, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore. This mega competition were held at grand auditoriums of Hartland International School Auditorium, Dubai & Brighton College Auditorium in Thailand.
658 contestants performed different incredible dance acts in presence of 1000+ audience collectively in past events.
The various Dance Styles presented were Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniyattam, Yakshagana, Chhau, Kalbelia, Matki Dance, other folk dances and semi-classical dance forms.
In western dance forms, participants competed in dance styles such as Hip Hop, Contemporary, Bollywood, Locking-popping etc.
Super Woman (age 30+) category was the highlight of the event. The women from various countries lived their passion of dance by performing extraordinary acts on the grand stage of IIGF.
THE JURY PANEL - 2018, 2019 ,2021 & 2022
Grand Finale Juries
SUDHA CHANDRAN – The national award winning actress and a Bharatnatyam performer stole the show with her energy and enthusiasm while judging bothe the seasons of IIGF.
MELVIN LOUIS – The king of Bolly-Hop and the YouTube sensation was the star of the evening at IIGF 2018 in Dubai.
SUSHANT PUJARI – Actor, dancer, performer from the films like ABCD 1 and ABCD 2, Street Dancer, The Flying Jatt was the ‘Star Jury’ during the championship in Thailand.
RUEL DAUSAN VARANDANI – Filipino, Hip hop dance director and choreographer, choreograpaher of “Galti se Mistake” from Jagga Jasoos, awarded as best choreographer at IIFA, Filmfare Zee Cine awards at our Pattaya competition.
MS VRUSHALI CHAVAN , ASHISH PATIL, VAIBHAV GHUGHE, KUMAR SHARMA and YOGESH PATKAR put their expertise to choose the grand finalists for IIGF competition and they all were loved by the participants of the event.
DUBAI & THAILAND EXPEDITION
KESARI TOURS & TRAVELS PVT LTD. was the travel associate of “Padanyaas Entertainment” for both the competition.
Kesari Tours helped contestants and accompanists to tour in and around Dubai and Thailand. The 2 nights – 3 days expedition in the above countries was handled professionally by Kesari Tours, which involved city tour and local experiences.The contestants could enjoy Indian food during their tour as well.
The contestants could enjoy the accommodation at 4 star hotels like ‘Hampton by Hilton’ in Dubai, ‘Boulevard Hotel’ at Bangkok and ‘Citrus Grande Hotel’ at Pattaya.