A time to sing and dance

A time to sing and dance

Fun-filled occasion

Spirited: Students of KLE Society School performing a medley of folk dances. Adroit-11’, the three-day festival of S Nijalingappa College, was recently hosted on the college premises. The festival included many dance and music performances and even a puppet show, which had the students of the college entertained throughout.

The first day of the festival began with an inauguration ceremony, with Shankar Bidari, director-general of police as the chief guest, and Huchappa J, the ex-mayor, BBMP as the guest of honour.

After that, a cultural programme began wherein the students of the college and its associated school, as well as other colleges in the City, entertained the audience with both classical and modern performances. One of the earlier performances was by Sumana, who performed a bharatanatyam dance, after which Daniel, from the BBM department, took to the stage and had the crowd roaring with his upbeat performance, which included plenty of break-dancing.

He shook a leg to a few popular Tamil songs, showing off his moon-walk and even shimmying at one point.

Up next were the students of KLE Society School, from classes seven and eight, who performed a medley of several folk dances from India. The choreography included snippets of lavani from Maharashtra, bhangra from Punjab and even dandiya from Gujarat.

They entered the stage holding matkas draped with flowers, some holding lamps as well, and the upbeat music gave a contemporary feel to the otherwise classic performance.

Other students didn’t fail to shine either. Raghavendra, a I-PUC student, showed off a western dance and Akshata and Janhavi, also PU students, sang a classical song that had the audience cheering.

The next two days of the festival also had a cultural programme, followed by a puppet show and a fashion show. While PU students Sanath, Ankush and Sharath performed a racy western dance, other students like Meghna, Kumari Yashyaswini and Kavya went for a traditional one with a fusion of different classical dances.

Students also entertained the audience by shaking a leg to different popular Bollywood songs. Arun, a journalism student who was the compere, kept the event interactive by asking the audience general knowledge questions as well.

Nikita, a second year JPE student and one of the organisers of the fest, said that the entire occasion had been quite an experience. “We got a chance to find out how such events are organised. This is the first big festival that the college has hosted after I joined, and I thought the efforts put in were very creative.”

Priyanka, also a journalism student, added, “We’re very happy with the participation in the fest, and I also loved the fashion show.”

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