Apart from the western music and folk dance event at Nexus, the annual cultural festival of Sri Venkateswara College, there were a series of other competitions that were hosted.
Madari, the street play competition saw active participation from 18 teams from various colleges across University of Delhi. Nukkad natak attracted noisy crowd and other admirers of street play who stayed put right from 1pm to 7pm.
College of Vocational Studies came first with their production, ‘90 second ki Red Light‘ whereas I.P. College for Women won the second spot with their production ‘Manmarziyan‘. Shivaji College and Hindu College bagged the third place with their respective plays. The winning script by CVS highlighted the problem of beggars that has been constantly neglected in our society.
Various street play societies performing for Madari:
For the last event on first day, 12 teams competed for Razzmatazz, the western dance competition. Teams from various colleges like College of Business Studies, Mata Sundri College, Gargi College, Lady Shri Ram College, Kamla Nehru College, Shri Ram College of Commerce and IIT Delhi among others participated.
The competition witnessed teams dancing to a medley of English, Punjabi and Hindi songs. The main-stage area was packed with viewers who encouraged their respective favorite teams. Among the styles that were seen on stage were Jazz, Hip- Hop, Contemporary and Bollywood.
Misba, the western dance society of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce bagged the first position at Razzmatazz whereas Lady Shri Ram College’s western dance society was declared as the runner up team.
Different western dance societies at Razzmatazz:
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