Thursday, March 17, 2011

Salsa by Manipal University Dubai. Photo by Mariza Moidy
From salsa to stomping, the dance categories, expressions and stunts wowed the judges and the audience, leaving them mesmerized and confused as to which university should be honored as the winners of the Jashn prize. Every performance had its own essence but unfortunately only one group could be victor of the day. The race was so close that two universities walked away sharing the first place - Herriot Watt University and the hosts BITS Pilani Dubai. Manipal University Dubai came second with a valiant attempt.   

A performance by the students from BITS Pilani Dubai. Photo by Mariza Moidy
The universities that participated included Manipal University Dubai, Herriot Watt University, BITS Pilani Dubai, BITS Ranchi (RAK), Murdoch University, Skyline University, and Middlesex University.

Students of Herriot Watt University wowing the audience with exhilarating stunts. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
The judges were dancers themselves from the Shiamak Davar School of Dance. A wide range of dances from eastern to western and mixed were performed by college students who were full of enthusiasm and excitement.

Stomping by Murdoch University Dubai students. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
BITS Pilani Dubai won the Western Dance segment. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
Runners up for Western Dance - Manipal University Dubai. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
The Western Dance team from BITS Ranchi RAK. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
The winner list:

Western Duet:  
  • #1 Herriot Watt University
  • #2 BITS Pilani Dubai
  • #3 Manipal University Dubai
Western Dance: 
  • #1 BITS Pilani Dubai
  • #2 Manipal University Dubai   
  • #3 BITS Ranchi (RAK)
Eastern Group Dance:  
  • #1 BITS Pilani Dubai and BITS Ranchi RAK (Joint Winners)
  • #2 Manipal University Dubai
Eastern Dance performance by Manipal University Dubai. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
BITS Pilani Dubai students performing during the Eastern Dance segment. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
Eastern Dance by BITS Ranchi RAK. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
Manipal University Dubai with the runner's up trophy in the Eastern Dance segment. Photo by Mariza Moidy.
A section of the crowd enjoying the fierce competition at Jashn 2011. Photo by Mariza Moidy.

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