Blindfolded dancers leave audience dumbstruck

  Students of the JSS Public School performing  at the fest . DH PHOTO The synchronisation of their movement surpassed that of open-eyed performers.

The concept, on the theme of water; the choice of the song on the Ganga; the costumes and lip sync were impeccable. I do not know as I write whether the six girls will win any prize but they certainly won the hearts of every child and adult in the Bal Bhavan auditorium here, on the second and concluding day of the Deccan Herald in Education (DHiE) Group Dance Competition ‘09 on Thursday.

The judges rate the performances on the basis of costumes, make up, co-ordination, expression, choreography, entry and exit as well as stage coverage.

On Thursday, the boys hit back at the girls, with three of them from St John’s Boys Middle School dressing up as girls. They presented a hugely popular innovative combo of folk, traditional and contemporary forms, to the foot tapping beat of the Vengaboys number ‘Brasil.’   On Wednesday, a girls’ troupe had done the reverse.

And the winners are...

Junior Category
I place: Sri Aurobindo
Memorial, Banashankari
II Place: D A V Public School, Vasantpur
III place: Alpine Public School, Kanakapura Road
Consolation 1:
Christ Primary School
(S S L C), Bannerghatta Road
Consolation 2 :
Gurukul School, Konankunte
Senior caTegory
I place: J S S Public School,
H S R Layout
II Place: Innisfree House School, J P Nagar
III place: Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Koramangala
Consolation 1: Oxford English High School (S S L C)
Consolation 2: Apollo
Convent, Banashankari

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