Ahaarya means “expression” or ‘a way to express’ and suits this Awesome Western Dance Society of Shaheed Rajguru College, Delhi. The society has performed exceptionally well in the arena of dance at various institutes where the dance competitions were held and won laurels for the college and it was a pleasure for us at Localturnon to interact with these lovely bunch of youngsters wanting to make a difference through their dance. Below are the excerpts of the interaction.
#Localturnon: When was the dance society formed?
Ahaarya: We started this wonderful journey on the 21st May 2014 and we have grown from strength to strength. We are a young, vibrant, energetic, determined and beautiful team.
#Localturnon: So who are your favourites/icons/role models in the field of dance?
Ahaarya:The group admires and takes inspiration from every dancer they come across. However, our choreographers who have taught us the essence of dance, are our real icons. Moreover, the seniors of ahaarya portray true examples of selfless dedication and hardwork hence, they are our favourite role models in the true sense.
#Localturnon: How do you usher in creative aspects in your dance form?
Ahaarya: We incorporate different kinds of music which include funky dialogues and advanced beats. Morevover, inclusion of props takes the creativity to a next level. Gunshots, filmy monologues, classical rhythm ,etc enhance the choreography and takes it from mere dance to a beautiful performance. Various formation, stunts and lifts are also the aspects. The highlight of ahaarya as a society is to merge multiple forms which is the crust of creativity at a very basic level
#Localturnon: What kind of music you prefer for dancing and why?
Ahaarya:We prefer upbeat,hip-hop, reggae, funk, electroic dance music, disco , country music, bollywood mashups and grunge. Ahaarya specialises in working on background beats of a song and hence loves taking western pops and house music.
The reason behind this selection is that it truly reflects the personality of the members of ahaarya i.e. cheerful, happy, aggressive and extremely determined. These types of music lifts ours as well as the audience’s moods and creates an extended nirvana for us.
#Localturnon: What has been Ahaarya’s track record in terms of achievements / competitions/championships?
Ahaarya:As mentioned the Group has gone from strength to strength. Th eteam efforts have seen us win Western Group Dance Competitions: 2014 Acharya Narendra Dev College – First Position , B.R. Ambedkar College – Second Position, Ramanujan College–First Position , Western Duet Dance Competition: ITM, Gurgaon– First Position, 2014-Aurobindo- duet first prize, BRAC second, PGDAV second, Aurobindo- consolation BCAS- second
In 2015 we had the following Achievements: ANDC (1st position), BRAC (2nd position) Ramanujan (1st position), Aryabhata College (1st position), DCAC and BVP (Special mention) , Got selected in top 8 for Delhi regional round at hip hop international, Northcap university (1st position)-duet category.
Achievements in 2016-17 saw us as 1st in ADITI MAHAVIDYALAYA , DELHI UNIVERSITY, 2nd SATYAWATI COLLEGE, DELHI UNIVERSITY, 2nd VARDHAMAN MAHAVIR MEDICAL COLLEGE, 2nd Jamia Milia Islamia, 2nd SHYAM LAL COLLEGE(E), DELHI UNIVERSITY, 1st position ABESIT, GHAZIABAD ,2nd position ARAVALI COLLEGE,FARIDABAD, 1st at Amity University, Gurgaon
The list has been growing and we are confident that we keep adding more accolades for the group and our college as move forward.
#Localturnon: If given a chance to dance with any artist(international/Indian) which one would it be and why?
Ahaarya:We would love to dance with every single milestone discoverer in the history of dance. Ranging from Elvis Presley to our Govinda, Martha Graham to Beyonce and Shri Birju Maharaj Ji to Madhuri Dixit. Ahaarya’s motto is to think big and perform bigger. So our dreams have to be gigantic so that it becomes more fun to achieve them.
#Localturnon: How has the dancing journey been so far? As a team what are your future prospects?
Ahaarya:The dancing journey has been *mesmerizing* by far. Having started from scratch, this team has built a prosperous foundation brick by brick or move by move (smiling) which is slowly but steadily conquering to form a glorious building of dancers. With all the ups and downs, every year Ahaarya has proven to better in all terms and has even hooked a niche in the DELHI DANCE CIRCUIT.
As a team we would love to win more competitions, embark our name permanently in the history of dance and make our founders proud
As we at Localturnon say “Turn On Music || Turn on Happiness || Turn on Life!”