Dance group Mayyas wowed the judges on Arabs Got Talent in 2019. Their routine was so mesmerizing and well-choreographed, it earned the show’s coveted Golden Buzzer.
The group went on to win the season, and later made an appearance on BGT: The Champions. Check out their captivating audition for Arabs Got Talent in the video below.
Dance Group Mayyas Auditions For ‘Arabs Got Talent’
The audition started with choreographer Nadim Cherfan talking to the judges. He shared that he was from Lebanon, and explained that his choreography was inspired by Chinese and Lebanese folklore.
He asked the judges to get closer to the center of the table before the performance started. They speculated it was because the dance would be viewed better from the middle. It soon became easy to see why.
The all-female dance group began the performance standing in single file. They performed synchronized movements with their arms, although only the dancer in front was completely visible.
The judges couldn’t contain their amazement as the dancers performed, declaring “Wow!” and encouraging the audience to applaud. The dancers eventually revealed themselves and performed even more amazing moves.
Mayyas Compete On ‘BGT: The Champions’
Before their audition on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions last year, the Mayyas explained what a big deal it was for them to be an all-female dance group coming from the Middle East. They added that they had “zero dance opportunities” in Lebanon.
The group’s first performance on Champions had the audience cheering and earned a standing ovation from the judges. Alesha Dixon complimented their “armography,” calling it “creatively beautiful.” Mayyas made it to the semifinals of BGT: The Champions in 2019. You can follow the group on Instagram.
“We aim to break the current stereotype in some parts of the region that dance is lowly or indecent,” choreographer Nadim Charfan said in an interview, “as it is the oldest form of expression and is inherent to the fabric of human folklore.”