Thursday, January 03, 2008

LOCAL BOY DANCES HIS WAY TO BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCE SHOW ON SONY

Financial constraints may force this talented boy to hang up his dancing shoes

GANGTOK, January 2: After Prashant Tamang, Karma Paljor and Prakiti Giri, it is now the turn of Sherab Tamang to showcase his talents through a television reality show.

Sherab, a 19-year-old boy from Tadong here has been short-listed to participate in the popular Boogie Woogie dance competition aired on Sony Television.

Talking with SIKKIM EXPRESS over the phone, Sherab said that he has already qualified the two rounds of audition and now will be performing at Kolkata for the final round audition round.

But financial constraints are forcing this talented boy from realising his dream. According to him, his parents are not in the position to bear the expenses, which is needed to participate in the competition including travel expenses and costumes.

“Earlier I was supported by one of the staff of the Culture Department, but now I need a sponsor,” he said.

Sherab, who was studying to become a monk at a monastery, gave up the tough life of a Lama to pursue his passion for dancing.

“Dancing is my passion and can do any thing for it. I just want to show that we the people from the Hills are not in anyways lacking in talent, be that be dancing or singing,” he said. This lad has won a number of prizes in dancing in the State as well as outside of the State.

Presently, he is with a dance and music group called Hamro Parivar of Rongyek