Baku Open 2016 dance competition names winners

By Laman Ismayilova

The Azerbaijani Youth Union and the Azerbaijan Dance Association hosted the first Open Championship Baku Open 2016, Trend life reports.

The two-day competition started with a hip-hop dance battle "Who's Next?" at the Avalon club last weekend.

Dance battles were in the style of the ring and in of Kill the Beat format, which means complete absence of rules even in music style. All battles were held in the club format, typical for the underground culture.

The winner of the competition became Khayal Amrullayev (Ziko Firestar). Dancer Ceylan Babayev (Lil J) won in the Kill the Beat dance battle.

The second day of Baku Open 2016 was held at Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre. The event was featured by dance shows, folklore stylization, folk-ethnic music and hip-hop show.

Participants of all ages competed for the title of the winner.

The age groups included Baby Show (dancers aged under 7), Children (dancers aged under 11), Junior (12-15 years), Adult 1 (16 years and older), Adult 2 (31 years and older) and senior (50 year and older). The event was attended by dance groups from Georgia, Russia and Ukraine.

The "Asiman" group and soloist of "Nero" Hagamos Raul solo Hip Hop Show (Junior) won in the nomination called a stylization of folklore.

"The competition was outstanding and all our guests were very pleased! Our team coped with the task. We won't stop working ", said Aziz Azizov, President of the Azerbaijan Dance Association.

He further added that interesting projects dedicated to the International Women's Day and Novruz holiday will be held soon.

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