Students dance to win hearts at DH-PV event

Students of the BMS College of Engineering emerged winners in the modern dance contest, while the St Joseph’s College of Commerce team outshone other contestants in the semi-classical dance contest conducted as part of ‘Brains n Beats’, on Saturday.

On the concluding day of the two-day event, organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani, more than 700 students showcased their talent. In all, 40 colleges and 50 teams participated in the contest, held under semi-classical and modern dance categories.

Students of PES Degree College were runners-up in the semi-classical dance contest, followed by BMS College of Engineering and New Horizon College of Engineering.  In the modern dance, Indo Asian Academy stood second, Christ University the third, followed by BSVP College. 

Disha Madan, Bharatanatyam dancer and student of Dr Sanjay Shantaram, along with Rupesh K C, a Bangalore-based choreographer judged the semi-classical dance contest. Disha Madan has performed in Singapore for Karnataka Vaibhava. She is presently a student of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and has trained more than 40 students for flash mobs and college fests.

Rupesh has choreographed for contestants in the extremely popular television show ‘Dance India Dance 2010’.

He has performed in many television channels and is presently working with Goldman Sachs.

To choose the best team for modern dance contest, Christopher King, founder and director of Attitude Counts and Likhit Achaiah, co-founder of Black Ice Crew were present. While Chris has hosted, produced and conceptualised numerous State and national-level dance shows and contests, Likhit has been the personal trainer for actor Puneeth
Rajkumar.

The event was co-sponsored by Brand Factory and Splash sponsored part of the prizes.
Besides, prizes were presented to the winners of the quiz contest which was held on Friday.

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore team finished first, PES Institute of Technology second, St John’s Medical College third and APS College of Engineering, fourth.

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