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&TV brings first homegrown dance talent hunt show with High Fever

The show will welcome unique pairs across age groups and give them an opportunity to put their best foot forward as a team, testing the dynamics of their relationship

&TV, the Hindi GEC from ZEEL, has announced a homegrown dance talent hunt format called High Fever…Dance Ka NayaTevar, to be launched on March 17, Saturday and Sunday, at 9.30pm. The format will bring forth exceptional dancing jodis from across the nation. The show will welcome unique jodis, across age groups and geographies, and give them a chance to put their best foot forward as a team, testing the dynamics of their relationship.

Prior to this, the channel had telecast the Indian adaptation of So You Think You Can Dance, which has been the only other dance show on &TV, before the channel announced High Fever.

Judging these pairs of dancers on various aspects will be a panel of judges, including Miss Universe 2000 and actress Lara Dutta, choreographer and director Ahmed Khan and internationally acclaimed dancer Dana Alexa. Produced by Frames, the show will be hosted by Priyanshu Jora, who will be accompanied by comedian Nitesh Shetty.

Vishnu Shankar, Business Head, &TV, said, “High Fever… Dance Ka Naya Tevar is a first-of-its-kind format that will go beyond the norms of dance reality shows in India. The platform will showcase dancers with diverse cultures and dig deep into relationships that are bound by dance. The incredible trio Lara Dutta, Ahmed Khan and Dana Alexa will judge these participants not just on the technicality but also on how well they emote their bond through their performance. The most unexpected and unusual pairs participating in the show will make this journey more endearing.”

Ranjeet Thakur and Hemant Ruprell, Producers, Frames, said, “High Fever… Dance Ka Naya Tevar is a platform that will not just explore dance to its maximum potential but also strengthen the bond between the participating jodis who have come together in the first place because of their shared passion for dance. This is something that hasn’t been showcased on television before and we are certain that a format like this will strike a chord with the audience. The talent on the show has been handpicked from every nook and corner of the country to bring to viewers compelling stories and unmatched performances.”

Dutta said, “Dance has been an integral part of my life and career and so have the relationships. Real-life connections are the key to High Fever, and the contestants will have to express their respective relationships through the unique lens of various dance styles. I will see these two things as a driving force for me to judge the performances.”

Khan said, “There are many rules to follow while dancing in pairs – some said and many unsaid, and High Fever will highlight them beautifully. Most people consider dance to be just about the steps and rhythm, but it is also something that needs to be felt from within. Being a choreographer, while I’ll keep a close eye on the technicalities, I am also looking forward to some amazing chemistry between the jodis.”

Alexa said, “I have travelled the world to pursue my passion towards dancing and I am happy to have had the opportunity to come to India to judge High Fever… Dance Ka NayaTevar. Dance has been a significant part of India’s rich culture where the styles differ across states and that is something I find very intriguing. I am looking forward to seeing such diversity on the show as well. I hope the Indian audience will love me for my talent and my love towards dance. I am looking forward to this new and thrilling journey with &TV.”

With age no bar, High Fever…Dance ka NayaTevar, will give a platform to talent from across the nation, who have their own distinctive and unusual stories to tell. From a bhabhi-nanad, jeth-bahu, guru-shishya to a mother-daughter, these diverse dancing duos are all set to take the nation by storm.

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