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Not just another brick

A group of 70 young people, known as Yellow Brick Project, narrate stories through dance.

art and culture Updated: Jul 27, 2010 00:54 IST
Ankita Juneja
Ankita Juneja
Hindustan Times

A group of young students from Delhi have formed a group, which uses music and dance to convey various issues to the public. The Yellow Brick Project, as the group is called – which consists 70 members – says narrating a story through dance or music is their USP.

Prerna Kapoor and Nitya Vaishnavi Singh, two students of Delhi University, started working on this interesting concept in 2009. “Last year, this idea came to our mind over a cup of coffee, and we thought of giving it a try,” says Nitya, a pass-out from LSR College this year. “We organised various auditions and also advertised through Facebook to increase the strength of our team,” she added.

The group presented its first show, Razzle dazzle, in 2009, where they showed three fairy tales. This year, they are portraying 12 love stories through dance and has named it Dear Delhi.

“Everyone falls in love at some point of time. So we came up with this idea, where everybody can relate,” says Sakshi Bajaj (communications team).

When it comes to dance, these students do not restrict themselves to any particular form. They mix different dance styles and are not afraid of experimenting. Right from fund raising to communications, set designing to costumes, everyone contributes according to their filed of study.

“I am from journalism and this project has given me a lot of exposure in fieldwork, where I talk to sponsors, raise funds and do PR-related work,” informs Umang from Kamla Nehru College.

The view was echoed by Shagun, a student of Prashant School of Art and Architecture, who is handling set designs. “This project has given me a lot of practical experience.”

These students are also working hard to publicise their event. A team of 15-20 students with balloons and posters in their hands, recently walked through the streets of North Campus, Greater Kailash and Khan Market to grab the attention of the general public.

First Published: Jun 26, 2010 17:13 IST