To commemorate their anniversary this year, the famous Japanese electro pop trio, Perfume, announced that they will host another worldwide dance contest titled “3rd Perfume Dance Contest –Miseyo, BUDOKAN!-“.
Last year, this dance contest was only hold for domestic fans, but after Perfume set their footprints on the U.S. successfully, they finally make this dance contest to be a worldwide festival! Originally taken from Perfume’s own idea, the dance contest has been set up for contestants to join the competition in two categories. The first category, “Ultimate Copy”, in which the contestants should compete by how perfect they can copy Perfume’s dance and the second one is “Create Your Original Dance”, in which the contestants should show their creativity by coming up with their original routine.
Perfume members shot their original demo video of the dance for the “Ultimate Copy” contestants to practice with and many fans challenged themselves with the difficult routine. There were also many unique and original dance moves created for “Create Your Original Dance” category which impressed the judges including Perfume members. Perfume was not only flooded with domestic video applications but also international video applications in the first year this event was held. Roughly 17 international contestants worldwide sent in their dance videos and Perfume found some amazing dancers across the continents.
You can check their performance here:
This year, International contestants can participate through either of these 2 categories along with Japanese contestants; “Ultimate Copy” and “Create Your Original Dance” categories.
Perfume expects to see a high level competition among their fans from around the world!
A brand new category set for this year’s dance contest is “Under 16” for contestants at the age of 15 and under. Judges are looking forward to finding awesome kids dancers with bright future ahead!
After preliminaries judged by Perfume members themselves, finalists will move onto the final round held at the legendary NIPPON BUDOKAN, a dream stage for all Japanese artists. Lights and sound system will be done by Perfume concert engineers. This final round will be a dream come true for the finalists for sure.
Details of how you enter the contest and assignment, etc. will be announced on the special dance contest website to be launched on July 1st so stay tuned!
“3rd Perfume Dance Contest –Miseyo, BUDOKAN!-“ Final round
[date] Sep. 23, 2015 (wed / national holiday)
[venue] Nippon Budokan
[time] open 3:30 p.m. / show 4:30 p.m. / expected end time 7:00 p.m. (tent)
General ticket price: 2,700 yen (incl. tax)
*Tickets required for children 4 and above (children 3 and under are not admitted)