Symbiosis Sanskrutik Mahotsav – SSBM bags first prize in Group Dance

Vibrant, colorful, breathtaking - a cultural extravaganza that saw a role reversal of sorts - the Symbiosis Sanskrutik Mahotsav was a brilliant display of art and talent! It was made all the more special as the Symbiosis School of Banking Management faculty bagged the first position in the group dance contest in the finals on 19th January 2012.

A fest meant for the faculty and staff, the Cultural Festival had a host of competitions to test the mettle of the gurus. The competitions ranged from antakshari to singing to group dance and solo performances. The group dance was one of the most closely contested categories with all the staff from ten institutes under the Symbiosis umbrella dancing their hearts out and gyrating to merry tunes. The dances were a vibrant amalgam of our prolific cultural heritage and were hugely enjoyed by the audience.

The SSBM faculty dance was widely appreciated for the variety it depicted, the different properties used, the choreography and its graceful execution and the emotive expressions. The dance choreographed by Amit and Nithya, students of SSBM, was a medley of a semi classical number where the staff portrayed peacocks dancing, followed by a form of chau - a dance with swords, a retro hit, a peppy bollywood number rounded up by a highly synchronized sequence with bamboos. Both the judges and the audience alike were bowled over by the performance, resulting in the first position with a cash prize.

The faculty and staff set an example for all students with their dedication, hard work and enthusiasm. Despite being non- dancers they put up a scintillating show and made everyone proud.

The day was indeed a memorable one and would remain cemented in the memories of teachers and students alike.