Aabhaas, the Street Play competition was organized by Kshitij, the Street Play society of Gargi College saw enthusiastic participation by numerous colleges of Delhi University. Covering numerous themes, every street play highlighted a different situation influencing the society at large. Urging spectators to ponder upon what they have to convey, the participants’ clarion call of ‘Aao Aao’ gathered wide scale attention.
Hansraj College’s Hansraj Dramatics Society enacted ‘Tamaasha’ that talked about the manipulative nature that dominates most people today. The play highlighted the fact that diurnal things are often stretched beyond the limit turning them into a source of entertainment. . The event gathered a massive audience which was carried away by the vigour of the participants.
“Our play was well received. However, the atmosphere was slightly noisy given that the music from other events was very loud. I personally liked Khalsa’s performance- the way they delivered the dialogues to the audience”, said Sapeksh Kanoja, participant of College of Vocational Studies.
The event was judged by Mr. Ankit Jaiswal, professionally involved with Manchatantra of GGS, Mr. Agat, Theatre teacher and Mrs. Chhaya Sawhnei, teacher convener of Kshitij. Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology emerged as the winners in the event. The second position was bagged by Guru Gobind College of Commerce and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College was declared third.
Zenith, the Western Dance Competition organized by Enliven, the Western Dance Society started at 3 pm with a total of 13 teams performing. The jury for this event comprised of Ms. Mallika Baid, dancer and choreographer at Dance Works and Dr. Reema, Asst. Professor at Gargi College.
Enigma of Kamala Nehru College won the event. Closely following were teams of Gargi College and Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce which were declared second and third respectively.
Hindi Conventional Debate:
1st position- Sonal, SGTB Khalsa College
2nd position-Rahul, SGTB Khalsa College
3rd position- Anupriya Rana, Gargi College
Rahul Yadav, Shivaji College
Kanan Gill and Kenneth Sebastian’s stand up acts at Gargi’s Reverie 2015
The surprise element of Reverie 2015, the stand-up comedy performances Kanan Gill and Kenneth Sebastian, saw the crowd of Gargi College going into a frenzy just to witness the event. Taking over the stage first, Kanan Gill was welcomed with an uproar of applause.
Beginning with how he can see his face every time he switches on the TV (thanks to the matrimonial advertisement he just shot) he went on cracking the audience up on his analysis of the old show ‘Mahabharat’. The entire auditorium was filled with the mirth of modern-day, highly relatable comedy which was thoroughly enjoyed by all spectators. Furthermore, Kanan welcomed Kenneth Sebastian on stage who’s well-known amongst the younger generation for his stand-up comedy and musical performances. Instantly, the audience was caught in a laughing fit when he started describing the plight of central schools across India and how much he loved grade 10 Biology (we all know why!). Kenneth interacted with the audience time and again when he spoke to a few girls from the stage and composed satirical songs based on whatever little knowledge he could gather of them. The interaction was gladly welcomed by everyone in the audience, hoping to speak to Kenny. The performance lasted for about an hour and a half and ended on a note of massie appreciation and exuberance on behalf of the students and staff of Gargi College.
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