2013 Parinama Shanghai Open


For immediate release – Shanghai hosts the ultimate Ballroom and Latin Dance Showcase on November 2, 2013, at the Shanghai Expo Center.


November 3, 2013, Shanghai – The Inaugural Parinama Shanghai Open was held November 2, 2013, at the magnificent Shanghai Expo Center. Over 250 elite dance couples from more than 20 different countries competed in one of the largest dance championships in Asia. The event was a resounding success attended by over 2,000 dance enthusiasts. Guests included celebrities, senior government officials, leaders of business, art and media, and the Consul Generals of USA, Russia, Argentina, and Ukraine, and the Cultural Consul of Germany.


The event showcased the talents of professional, amateur, and youth couples in the Ballroom and Latin dances. First place for International Professional Ballroom went to reigning international, UK, and British Champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, while the top prize for International Professional Latin went to 5-time Blackpool and 8-time International Champions Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis. Danny Lee and Angela Zheng, and Danny Zhao and Svetlana Borisova both representing China, were awarded First Place Asia Professional Ballroom and First Place Asia Professional Latin respectively. For a full listing of the competition results and photos, please visit our website at www.shanghaiopen.org


“Ballroom Dance has a long and rich history in China, and has always held a special place in the hearts of minds of its people,” says Parinama Founder and Chair Mrs. Diana Kuan. “This event reflects our commitment to raising the standard and profile of dance culture in China, and creating a platform for artistic exchange between East and West. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the advisors, organizers, sponsors, and esteemed panel of adjudicators who helped make this event such a success. With your continued encouragement and support, we are confident that the Parinama Shanghai Open will improve and grow with each passing year”.


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Parinama Cultural Development Foundation is a non-profit organization in Shanghai focused on producing and advancing projects in the spheres of art and culture. We support cultural enhancement initiatives through education, advocacy, funding, and community development.


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