Friday, December 2, 2011

Dancing is an art form that one uses to express their emotions and feelings, the talented students of Manipal University Dubai are always ready to groove to music on the dance floor. 

The annual dance competition was held on the 24th of November 2011 in Manipal’s auditorium which attracted students from all undergraduate courses as either dancers or to gather as a crowd cheering and motivating their department.

This competition highlights the teamwork and effort put by students who spent weeks in practice to achieve the co-ordination and master the art of choreography. The teams from various departments bounced to the beats of hip-hop, elegantly sway to the sound of classical and some created a fusion of different music genres.

Mr. Krishna Kumar announcing the winners.
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The esteemed judges for this dance competition were Mr. Krishna Kumar, Head of Facilities and Sports, Mr. Nizam from the Admissions Department and Ms. Biswaroopa a faculty from Fashion Designing awarded the first place to the BBA Department who  displayed their energetic Bhangra moves which were amazingly choreographed by faculty, Ms. Seena Biju.

The second prize that was shared between two dance groups from the Engineering and Biotechnology departments.

Nicola Elaine Thurgood a second year Biotechnology student who along with her team mates swayed to the beats of Kajra re said, “I was ecstatic about the win. All the hard work and body pains were totally worth it.”

BBA group that won 3rd position

The 3rd place was also shared by two departments; another team from Engineering and BBA, who performed eastern dances with a fusion of Hindi, Tamil and Arabic.

During the awards ceremony the winners of the rangoli, hairtstyling and henna designing which took place last week were also awarded with trophies.

By Qudsiya Siddiqui

Photographs by Hileri Bilakhia