Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.
The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were awarded 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.
For the Choreography category, Sparx (Choreography Society of Gargi College) scored the maximum points in the tally. Gargi College’s 17 points were followed by the dance society of Lady Shri Ram College for Women that scored 11 points. Hans Raj College’s Terpsichoreon bagged third spot scoring 6 points.
The Winning Society at a glance
Sparx, Gargi College
The production titled, Spectrum, dealt with the mindset of society. The performance aimed at showcasing a very challenging social theme and tried to portray the mental status of a person suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder and how the society generally acts towards them. The ten minute long performance depicted the stress, frustration, rejection and trauma faced by a person with a mental disorder.
Shreya, the President of Sparx said, “Sparx has always aimed to inculcate a feeling of belongingness and team work This year,we upped our performance level under the guidance of Heemanshu Sharma. We also undertook gymnastics under Kushan Sir, which made our bodies more trained. While we often wounded ourselves in the process, we only got stronger in determination.”
Performing Members: Arushi Malhotra , Ashna Gupta, Ashwarya Shukla, Devakshi Misra, Devika Rajpal, Jyoti Soni, Madhyama Segal, Pankhuri Dewan, Sanjana Baweja, Shreya Gupta , Shreya Juneja , Vani Gupta, Ishani and Savera hota (Non-performing members, handle work backstage)
Winners Tally: Sparx (Gargi College)
11 fests were included in our analysis for this series which were Montage, Nexus, Mecca, Crossroads, Reverie, Ullas, Tarang, Shruti, Manjari and Lashkara and Tempest. Out of the considered fests, 7 had conducted a competitive Choreography event. Here is the list of winning performances by Sparx (Gargi College):
Ist Position: Tarang 2015 (LSR), Nexus 2015 (Sri Venkateshwara College), Ullas 2015 (Kamala Nehru College) and Reverie 2015 (Gargi College), Montage 2015 (Jesus and Mary College).
2nd Position: Crossroads 2015 (Shri Ram College of Commerce)
[Note: Choreography competitions at Confluence – Hans Raj College and Renaissance – Kirori Mal College were not considered for evaluation due to lack of participation at these respective fests].
(Hover on the icons below to know more about their victories)