Harihar Dash, the internationally acclaimed dancer from Odisha, performed his signature ‘popping and locking’ style at a concert in Puri as part of the ongoing 22nd State Youth Festival.
The event is providing a chance to youngsters across the state to showcase their talents. The festival is also giving them an opportunity to share the stage with icons of art and culture.
Around 1,600 youngsters are taking part in the four-day festival, which is being organised on the SCS College ground. Competitions in singing, dancing and drama will be held. The administration has been hosting the event for the last 22 years.
For the first time his dancing style got noticed at the India has Got Talent reality show, where he was amongst top 5 finalists. Judges went gaga over his performances, and quoted ‘Harihar would be the best dance representative of India when it comes to a World stage competition’. He is an incredible Locking & Popping Dancer.
Post the success of IGT, Harihar was offered a TV COMMERCIAL for the re-launch of telecom brand Airtel, and that commercial was a massive viral HIT. Other than AR Rahman, Harihar is the only Indian to be a part of Airtel TV Commercial.