Utsav day four: 12.4.2012 focussed on creativity of the students of Manipal University. There was an increase in the crowd number compared to the previous three days of UTSAV 2012: A reason to celebrate! This could be gauged from the brisk business being done by the stalls placed at the event venue and the fact that all the seats were occupied with some people standing and watching the events unfold.
Some people mentioned that most of the participation is being done by students from the Medical and dental colleges, while there was a poor turnout from the Manipal Institute of Technology students. This was attributed to the fact that, MIT, Manipal has its own big reason to celebrate in REVELS 2012 which concluded only a couple of weeks ago!
The crowds were larger compared to that seen during the Indian Ocean concert on 8th April as a part of Sparsh 2012 by the Volunteer Services Organisation! Though I was restricted from taking photographs by an elderly person who was sitting near the events stage, I could manage to capture a few photographs, a selection of which I’ve posted in this article! It would be great if you guys could help me Identify the theme and the model in the picture! Cheers!
The other three events for the day were mime, street play and fashion show. Street play left a strong impact on people. Their themes were the current social issues of society, like child marriage, ragging and global warming.
The themes like origami, ocean, life after death, pollution, different weddings were the ones which lured the audiences.
“It was not a professional fashion show but it was good entertainment . If the narration of the theme would have been less it would have been better. As the fashion show is all about clothes, let the clothes speak. But I really liked the origami theme it was too good, very creative, very contemporary and very current like going with fashion,” said Neelima Agarwal, editor of various fashion magazines and one of the fashion show judge.
The KMC, Manipal Theme revolved around the style of ‘circus’. The show comprised of three segments – the first paying homage to a dark, eery, almost horrific, adult circus; the second was a celebration of the more light, fun, and childish side of the circus; while the third segment was a culmination of the two in a symbolic carousel.
“Most of our clothing was inspired by traditional circus characters, such as the ring master, acrobats, clowns, magicians, gypsies, animals, fire breather, etc.” – Meghna Malhotra, one of four designers/producers of the KMC, Manipal fashion show.
For a synopsis of the day 3 events please visit Utsav Day 4: Events take a creative turn