Dance is an expression of emotion and passion. It encompasses movements that tell its own story that cannot be captured by mere words. Nrityanjali is a celebration and tribute to the exhilarating art of dance. Every year, this national level inter-collegiate Dance fest receives enthusiastic participation from colleges in Bangalore and from surrounding states. It is conducted during the even semester of the academic year and consists of a day-long program to showcase different forms and styles of dance.
Celebrating diversity through an array of dances, every performance presented on that day is an ode to this divine form of human expression, breaking language barriers and uniting lovers of the art. The fest is honoured with the presence of eminent judges and experts who stage their shows across the globe. The success of Nrityanjali is attributed to its role in promoting both contemporary and traditional forms of dancing.
Nrityanjali 2020- a salutation to dance…
Dance occupies an important place in the social structure of all human cultures throughout history. Dance is most commonly defined as a way of human expression through movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture
Every year, artists from different parts of our country gather in Kristu Jayanti College for Nrityanjali, A salutation to Dance; a festival which celebrates art. The performers are constantly reinventing ways in which they can connect with the audience.
This year the national level dance festival, Nrityanjali was held on 20 February, 2020.
The 12th edition of Nrityanjali enthralled spectators with the spectacular performances, establishing itself as one of the most captivating dance fests on a national level. One just can't take their eyes off the beautiful choreographies which speak for itself, the fest has so far left the audience mesmerized, and has made way to be the most awaited platform for the amazing talents of our country.
The dance fest had competitions in nine different categories pertaining to different genres of dance; Dhol-Khol, Natya nivirtti, Tillana, Rangmach; Nirta Vritti, Taal, Tandav, Natana, Rangmanch Etc. B-boying, Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Bharatnatyam, Bhangra, folk dance, Theme Dance, Folk and Tribal dances, Bollywood style and what not. Performers were creative and inventive adding freshness to the choreography by improvising various styles of dancing. It was a treat to one's eyes to watch them perform. The participants’ perfection was clearly evident as they had mastered the art of Dance.
The overall winners for this year’s Nrityanjali are St Claret College winning the maximum number of prizes in various categories.
Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous Bengaluru organized a National level inter-collegiate dance festival “Nrityanjali 2019” on 22nd February, 2019. Ms. Usha Kini, Head of Programmes Doordarshan Kendra Bengaluru was the chief guest. “I’m surprised to see the level of enthusiasm in each and every student of Kristu Jayanti. I’m happy to know that classical and folk dance is being promoted through this fest”, said Ms. Usha Kini in her inaugural speech. Ms. Usha extended an invitation to the participants to be a part of a dance reality show ‘Dance Samara Season 2’ which is a part of a Doordarshan production. Fr. Sebastian Elanjikal, Provincial, CMI Kottayam Province, in his presidential address emphasized the importance of Dance in the wellbeing of an individual.
Participants from all over the city and state participated in this dance competition. A total of 149 performers from 33 different colleges participated in Nrityanjali this year. Dance exponents of the city were invited as jury members to judge each dance category
“Dance is a poem in which each movement is a word; it’s learning to dream with your feet.” Mata Hari.
Nrityanjali, the annual inter collegiate dance festival of the college was held on the 3rd February, 2018. The chief guest for the day Chief Guest was Mr. Jayachandran Palazhy, Founder and Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. 42 colleges and 256 participants took part in various dance competitions of nrityanjali such as Classical Eastern Solo and Group, Folk, Western Solo and Group, Adaptune, Retro Duet and theme dance.
Nrityanjali, the Annual Inter Collegiate dance festival of the college was held on the 4th of February, 2017. The Chief Guest for the day was Shri.Ramani T Muthuswamy, Former General Manager, City Union Bank. In the inaugural address, Shri.Ramani emphasized the role of arts and culture in the holistic development of students and praised the college for organizing a unique fest as Nrityanjali.
24 colleges and 130 participants took part in various dance competitions of Nrityanjali such as Classical Eastern Solo and Group, Folk,, Western Solo and Group, Adaptune, Retro Duet and theme dance.
Nrityanjali, the annual inter collegiate dance festival of the college was held on the 20th of February, 2016. The chief guest for the day was Ms. Sindu Loknath, emerging sandalwood actress. In the inaugural address she, emphasized on the importance of extracurricular activities as a support to academics and praised the college for organizing a unique fest as Nrityanjali.
27 colleges and 300 participants took part in various dance competitions of Nrityanjali such as Classical, Eastern Solo and Eastern Group, Folk, Western Solo and Group, Adaptune, Retro Duet and theme dance judged by a panel of renowned dance gurus Shri.Midhun Shyam, Miss. Bharaty, Ms. Varna Sampath, Mr.Praveen Jaikar, Mr Xavier Prasad and Ms. June Valentine.