All manner of popping, locking, waacking and dabbing is set to descend upon SITEX 2016, the annual IT consumer show that’s making the Singapore Expo its home for four days. It’s thanks to the fair’s DanceTex programme: a dance contest in which solo and group performers attempt to win judges over by incorporating an assigned electronic gadget into their choreography.
If watching a bunch of contestants grooving for top prize isn’t exactly up your alley, maybe the emcee will win you over: she’s the effervescent Munah Bagharib, one half of the YouTube sensation MunahHirziOfficial. Munah was also that singing-and-dancing chio bu in the Broadway Beng 10th Anniversary concert, and won critical acclaim for her performance in Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit.
Or let the judges decide who moves like Jagger: there’s Andreas Chua, founder of Limited Edition and a dance instructor; Kate Willis, the resident choreographer of hip hop crew BLAQUENEEZ whose choreography clinched her the winning title at such competitions as Super 24; and Chunky, a local dancer who popularised funk and founded the Lion City Lockers community.
Catch the semi-finals and finals of DanceTex from 3-6pm on Nov 26 and 3.30-7pm on Nov 27.