Rock music, lots of dancing and popular Bollywood numbers from the 80s, set the mood for Neo Paradigm 2013, the debut annual fest of University School of Architecture and Planning (USAP), that was held on March 22 and 23. Day one was all about dance and the participating teams from various colleges were decked up in shimmery costumes. While acrobatic formations was the highlight of the performances, out-of-the-box props such as a spider web made out of rope and dummies of men strung together, were also used. The song list included popular songs of the 80s and 90s, such as Jumma Chumma de de and Main Ramta Jogi from Taal. Each dance team had a surprise element planned, and students from Amity University used golden and silver masquerades, girls from Maitreyi College wore multicolored pom-poms to add humour to their dance piece.
The pop and lock dance style of students from Sri Venkateswara College left the audience craving for more. But the loudest cheers were heard for Hans Raj College’s team that included a humour sequence on the lines of the soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in their act. Next up was a performance by local band, Swarantar, who sang their compositions, Dharra and Money.
Music dominated Day two of the fest and Delhi University bands Dravaka, Irham and Ricochet performed live. Are you gonna be my girl by Jet performed by USAP’s in-house band swept the girls off their feet. The highlight of the day was music band, Local Train Live, who played their popular number, Bandey, among others.
Group dance competition
First: Zeal of Maitreyi College
Runners Up: Verbe of Sri Venkateswara College
Battle of Bands
first: The Aphids (mix of Delhi University colleges students)
Runners Up: Trigger (mix of DU colleges students)