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Nexus’15, Day 2: Gargi’s Sparx wins choreography event; Raeth takes the stage

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Along with the Battle of Bands and Western Group Vocals, day 2 also witnessed events like the Western Solo Vocals, Malang, the Classical Duet and more. The western vocals (solo) competition was judged by Ms. Neerja Narayanswamy, who had been a member of the college’s music society in her college days. Shubham and Hanita Bhambri, both from Shaheed Sukhdev College Business Studies won the first prize while Chewang from Sri Aurobindo, who sang ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston, came second. The duo from Miranda House won the classical duet, followed by the home college’s team.

The western solo dance competition saw 16 individuals battle it out.The theme was ‘western freestyle’ and the competitors danced to popular Bollywood and English songs. Druv Chauhan, a well-known urban hip hop dancer, was the main judge. The other internal judges were Dr. Vandana Malhotra and Dr. Amit Gautam. There was participation from colleges like Hansraj, Deshbandu, SGTB Khalsa, each for 4 minutes.

This year’s edition of rock night at Nexus saw a performance by Indian-Pakistani sufi rock band, ‘Raeth’. The band opened with their famous debut single ‘Bhula Do’ which definitely set the mood for the evening. Other than singing some crowd pumping tracks like ‘Pichle Saat Dinon Mein’, ’Bhaag DK Bose’, ’Sun Raha Hai Naa’ among others, the band also sang a medley of old Hindi songs. Raeth ended their show by performing A.R.Rahman’s Vandey Matram.The choreography event which was the last competitive event at Nexus 2015 saw 7 teams perform. The event was judged by Sanjay Khatri, India’s first male ballet dancer and the owner of Nijinsky Ballet School in New Delhi. Nritya, Venky’s choreography society performed last as a non-competing team. Gargi College’s choreography society, Sparx was declared the winners for this competition followed by TerpsiChorean, the choreography society of Hans Raj College.

Image credits: Anubhav Arora for DU Beat

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