The Western Dance Society, the Classical Dance Society and the Choreography Society at Hindu College collaborated for what was touted to be the first ever dance fest in the country -Aramya 2016. Held on the 15th and 16th of March, this two-day dance extravaganza saw enthusiastic participation from across Delhi.
Day 1 of Aramya began with a street dance competition, which saw the participation of 3 teams. Sri Venkateswara College walked away with first place in street dance. This was followed by a performance by a professional dance troupe-‘Sandhya.’ The next event for the day was a classical solo competition, with 3 participants.
In the western dance competition on Day 2, 10 teams participated, with IIT Delhi taking first position. This was followed by a number of informal events like tug-of-war where the dance teams were pitted against each other. Aramya ended with the choreography dance competition, in which Kamla Nehru College stood first.
‘Aramya’ is an amalgamation of the names of the Western Dance Society (‘Arambh’), the Classical Dance Society (‘Adhrita’) and the Choreography Society (‘Srjya’). ‘Aramya’ came alive on social media platforms through behind the scenes videos of various participating groups, as well as ‘Humans of Aramya’ which featured the stories of individual dancers.
Sidharth Yadav, one of the organisers of the event, says,”It was a huge task to organise the event on such a large scale, but this was a successful step towards strengthening the dance community in the city. The event involved the contribution of a lot of people and managed to inspire vibrancy in the art form.”
Picture credits: Siddharth Yadav