Katoon Network Is the Champion of Malaysia’s Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown 2012

Moovelite (right) look on as they are being challenged by Katoon Network

It was a night to remember at Sunway Giza recently as the finalists of the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown each faced their challengers and sought to impress a who’s who of judges that they were the best in all of Malaysia, and in celebration of urban street dance. The key criteria include overall performance, creativity, showmanship and stage presence, synchronization and execution as well as musicality.

Judges in a row (from left): Patricia, Joel and Maple

The judges were Joel Tan, founder of Urban Groove Dance Network who pioneered the original street and urban dance styles in Malaysia; Maple Loo, experienced dancer, choreographer and judge on 8TV’s own dance competition Showdown and Patricia K, seasoned performer, model, host and DJ all deliberated carefully and after two rounds of elimination, determined the four finalists – Katoon Network, M3EW, Moovelite and Project Elementz.

Shawn (left) and Genervie fascinate the crowd with their music fusion

Emcee Julie Woon managed to persuade Joel Tan to perform an impromptu 
and energy-charged hip-hop routine which delighted the crowd

Katoon Network (left) in their final showdown with Project Elementz

In the end, Katoon Network was a clear favourite and it was a close contest between them as well as Project Elementz, and from the collaboration of the judges, who then placed MoovElite third.
Karen Ang (left), Regional Marketing Director, SEAMI (South East Asia, Middle East & India) for Rémy Cointreau International and Jason Lee (right), Rémy Cointreau International Malaysia General Manager with the Katoon Network champions

Katoon Network walked away with RM10,000 and will represent Malaysia in the International Finals in Singapore on 18 January 2013 to battle with 5 others winners from Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines and India while the second and third winners received RM6,000 and RM3,000 respectively.

Rémy Martin’s brand ambassador and international superstar, Jolin Tsai, is set to grace the International Finals. As an additional treat for the expected 1,000 invited guests and audience members, Jolin will hold a mini-concert; entertaining the crowd with some of her greatest hits.

A grand prize of USD$10,000 awaits the winner of the International Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown who will also walk away with the title of Asia’s Best Dance Crew. Face-off with top winners of five countries for International Finals championships in January 2013.

For more information on the Rémy Martin Centaur Dance Showdown, please log on to www.centaurdance.com

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