Print Edition - 2017-03-08  |  The Collegian

Kaleidoscope 2017: A feast for the senses

- Simran Amatya

Mar 8, 2017-

School events are fun, but inter-school events are even better. Often we see many sports-related competitions between schools, but recently, I had the opportunity to partake in a competition that pitted the creativity and confidence of students against each other. 

The official program for Kaleidoscope 2017 began with a well-choreographed fashion show put together by the students of the organisers, Ace Higher Secondary School. The show was a wonderful foreshadowing to what was to come later at the event. The show took place simulataneously with an art exhibition held at the premises of the school. The themes for the exhibition, that featured paintings and sketches, were Love—for the paintings; and Emotions—for the sketches. The passion for the art shone through with inspiring paintings and sketchings by the participants. The conclusion of the fashion show and the art exhibition was followed with the emcees announcing the judge for the first competition, Renasha Rai, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country’s music industry. 

The competition Rai was to judge was titled Solo Dances which was to pivot around the themes of Nepali culture. While one might assume the contemporary crowd in this internet age would convey distaste to traditional cultural dances, such assumption was subsequently dismissed as the audience was seen bobbing up with the performances and the dancers performing well beyond expectations. Riha Baidhya, from Ace HS, was announced the winner of the event. 

Next on the performance list was an Inter-college Band Competition, which was received with plaudits from the audience. The Royals Band from Trinity College were decalred winners at the competition. 

The competitions then drew to a close with the much-awaited Inter School Fashion Show. The show touched upon themes ranging from pop culture and feminism to nature; Ace HS with their perfromance Five Elements of Nature were bagged the title prize of the competition. Ace HS’s performance ended with the models who represented the elements, holding well co-ordinated “Save Us, Conserve Us. If We Don’t Survive, Neither Will You” placards.

The programme officially ended with an awards distribution ceremony and the participants were handed their respective trophies, medals and certificates jointly by Principal of Ace HS Sadhana Shrestha, choreographer Renasha Rai and photographer Raj Bhai Suwal. Meanwhile, the College of The Tournament award went to Saipal Academy. 

- Amatya is a +2 student at Ace Higher Secondary School

Published: 08-03-2017 08:38

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