Pumping with energy, both on and off stage, the boys from Anna University had an edge over the other teams at the The Hindu NXg Campus Jive 2013.
With excellent use of props, they turned the stage — at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Hall in Lady Andal School — into a dance floor with a crew member playing DJ on stage. In the end, they walked away with the first prize that comprised a cash award of Rs. 1,50,000 and goodies from various gift sponsors, including textile and multiplex partners.
In the second and third places, and winning Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs. 50000 respectively, were defending champions Loyola College, who remained the crowd favourite, and MOP Vaishnav College for Women, who impressed with their global fusion performance.
Power-packed performances, new-age props, colourful costumes and well-rehearsed, synchronised choreography coupled with endless cheering from the audience, made sure the rains did not play spoilsport on Saturday evening.
Actors Nishanth and Misha Ghosal and Miss South India 2012 Rohini Subbaia were the judges for the day. They were generous in their praise for the teams, explaining how narrow margins separated the teams.
The 12 teams that made it to the finals were those from Anna University, Women’s Christian College (day college), Sastra University, SRM Medical College, SSN College, MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Madras Institute of Technology, Women’s Christian College (evening college), National Institute of Technology–Tiruchi, SRM University, Stella Maris College and Loyola College.
Shrivarsha from MOP Vaishnav College was adjudged the best female dancer and Pawan Alex from Loyola College was the best male dancer.
The title sponsor for the event was Glam by Nathella. The multiplex partner was Inox, fashion partner was Venfield, radio partner was Chennai Live 104.8 FM and dance partner was Choreo Culture Dance Company.
The gift sponsors for the event were Desi Basics, Landmark, Fitness One, Fruit Shop on Greams Road, RMKV, Motherhood, Cup of Cafe and Reebok. The event was managed by iads & events.