With the second day infusing energy and vigour in hearts and souls, day three at Oasis 2017, BITS Pilani’s annual cultural fest, was an amalgamation of creativity and zeal beautifully wrapped up in the “realm of fiction”.
The fest opened with the dance extravaganza, Razzmatazz. The event divided the evaluation in two rounds, and was adjudged by Pradeep Adwani of Pradeep Adwani’s Institute for Performing Arts. The stage brimmed with rhythm and electrifying tunes as teams from several colleges, including College of Vocational Studies, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Ramjas College, Miranda House, and Maharaja Agrasen College, amongst others, set out to battle their dancing prowess. The event was preceded by an elimination round which was conducted yesterday to shortlist the final teams which would be proceeding to the final round. The event was host to an exuberant audience and some brilliant performances.
Andhalika was a competition aimed to discover the most versatile vocalist. It was organized by the Music Club of BITS Pilani. The categories were Eastern and Western Vocalists. The elimination round was held on Day 1 and the finals were held on Day 3. For the finals, 8 contestants out of 49 were selected. The participants were supposed to perform three pieces, one solo, and one duet which were allocated by the club, and one song of their choice. The musical background was provided by members of the Music Club itself. The judges were two members of the band, Agam. The stunning performances wowed the audience and the participants drew immense applause from the crowd.
Tandav, the classical group and solo dance competition, was held in the afternoon. The event saw three teams and various solo artists giving splendid folk and classical dance performances. The judge for this event was Priya Dinesan, head of department of dance at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth.
The face painting competition was organised by CrAC (Creative Activities Club). The location of the event was Rotunda, an amphitheatre in the college. There was no cost of registration for the event and the raw material which included brushes, paint, and trays were provided by the organisers. There were lucrative cash prizes and vouchers up for grabs for the best pieces of work. CrAC has also provided volunteers who could paint the faces of people who wanted it to be done. The event attracted a huge crowd and the participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Harry Potter, The Joker, and Wonder Woman were popular choices.
At night, the Students Activity Centre brimmed with people dressed in their best clothes for the Harry Potter themed Yule Ball. EDM artists Rave, Christina Novelli, Candice Redding, and Crave created a spunky atmosphere with their edgy music. The third day of Oasis concluded on their musical notes.
Feature Image Credits: Vansh Sabharwal for DU Beat