Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay's cultural festival Mood Indigo, drew to a close on 30 December with a slew of performances and finals of over 20 competitions that are organised by this event every year. The 2018 edition kicked off on 27 December with the theme A Montage of Dreams and hosted some well-known stand-up comedians, musicians and artists from across the globe over the four-day-long festivities.
The last day of Mood Indigo, or MoodI, opened with the finals of the wordless storytelling contest, Mime Time, and Radioactive, a spirited competition among aspiring radio jockeys. Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Garba in their many a colourful-scapes enthralled the audiences in the convocation hall during the dance-off of Sanskriti, the classical dance contest, while Capella groups competed to secure the top position in finals of Concord. Street dancers battled for the ultimate prize in Beat the Street and Hindi rock bands showcased their talent in the finals of Mantra. The last day of the event also hosted Papertopia, a quilling competition.
Day 4 of MoodI also witnessed performances by an Indonesian band, artists from Israel and Taiwanese dancers, taking the audiences on a tour of global culture during the World Fiesta. At the International Music Festival, Between the Jars took to the stage with their groovy tunes followed by Keegan Oxland from South Africa whose electronic drum rhythms engulfed the spirited crowds. Well-known musician Prateek Kuhad also took to the stage on the final day of IIT's cultural extravaganza.
The literary circle's slam poetry session called upon Helly Shah, Amandeep Singh and Darshan Rajpurohit, some of the popular performers of this genre. Each year, MoodI also hosts the Humourfest and while Abhishek Upmanyu and Kunal Kamra graced the stage on the second and third day, Mirchi Murga's RJ Naved had the audiences bursting into laughter with his witty remarks and his hilarious albeit insightful take on life.
Mood Indigo's last day included open-air theatrical events at the Talent Fiesta such as a performance by a Mumbai-based BMX crew, a drum circle and an act by Estonian street artist Sylvain Pomme.
Toward the close of the 2018 edition of Mood Indigo, the festival hosted MI Idol, a solo Hindi singing contest and those students milling around the campus also attended a performance by the band Tarq Bowen. Mood Indigo 2018 concluded in the packed gymkhana with audiences flocked together for a performance by the duo Salim-Sulaiman.
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Updated Date: Dec 31, 2018 11:13:05 IST