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For the love of dance, drama

Educating street plays, moving stage performances and groovy dances, SRCC’s annual dramatics festival had all the drama.

art and culture Updated: Jan 23, 2012 01:33 IST
Jessica Sharma
Jessica Sharma
Hindustan Times

Histronica, the annual dramatics festival of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has over the years made a mark for itself in Delhi University’s dramatics scene. The four-day festival kicked off in the college campus on January 16.

The first day saw street play performances by seven colleges of DU that included Hansraj College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Hindu College, among others. The second and the third day shifted the focus from the college lawns to the proscenium — stage plays by Ramjas College, SRCC and Lady Shri Ram College were presented over the next two days.

The last day of the fest saw the choreography competition, Groove. The participating colleges included Kamala Nehru College, Sri Venkateswara and Amity University. While Hansraj College’s performance, Quest for Happiness, showed how young people are trying to find happiness in today’s materialistic, Amity University’s choreo society, Jazz House, gave a typical Bollywood performance on songs such as Chikni Chameli and Thag Le.

Hindu College’s performance gave a tough competition to the other contenders with the theme being Till death do us apart, which made one think whether death is the easiest way to escape from problems and sorrows of life. But it was Hansraj College that walked away as the winner.

Aashna Sawhney, a second year student of Hansraj College, says, “We prepared this dance piece in October last year and this has been our choreo performance for the year. We have received very good response so far and we hope to do well in the future.”

First Published: Jan 22, 2012 15:52 IST