Waves 2015, an annual Bits Pilani event will be taking place in their college campus from 6th to 8th November 2015 with its theme ‘Escape Reality’, and a plethora of events happening over the three days, promises to make the contestants, as well as the spectators, do just that. The three-day event will witness some of the big celebrities performing at the event including the famous duo Salim – Suleman from Mumbai. The event will also witness the national and international bands performing in the campus.
With a star-studded line-up for this edition, Waves promises to be nothing short of brilliance. Voctronica, India’s premier acapella group is all set to perform for the Pre-Waves event on 9th October. Having opened for Alt-J and performed at the TED Gateway, Voctronica is sure to be a delight. Apart from all this, Waves is going international in 2015! AKING, a melodic rock band from South Africa is performing for the first time in India during Waves. Last but not at all the least, Waves brings to you the dynamic duo, the composers of Chak de India, Band Baaja Baraat, Heroine and many other hits, Salim-Suleiman as its headlining act. Fasten your seatbelts people. Waves nights will definitely be an exhilarating escape from reality!
The Big 3 events are Natyanjali- the group dance event, FashP-the crowd pulling fashion parade, and Mr and Ms Waves, the ultimate test of being the crowd favourite. Natyanjali sees coordinated body movements from some of the best dance troupes in the country. FashP is fiercely competitive, with huge prizes as well as associations with the fashion industry motivating the creativity of fashion designers from the likes of NIFT. And Mr. and Mrs. Waves never fails to entertain, with raucous laughter and ooh-aahing making some special faces permanent legends of BITS Goa.
The Big 3 are always memorable for the jam-packed auditorium with lots of clapping and cheering. For every pumped up dance move, for every elegant model’s pose, for every wisecrack from a contestant, the audience rises and moves with an unreal energy. Never neglecting the Fine Arts, Waves conducts Portraiture, the solo art event, where participants make a sketch of a live model using bare essentials.
In Shutter Island, participants have to first click a photo inside the campus and then paint it in an impressionistic manner. The contestants are judged on the degree of similarity between the photo and the painting, and also on their creativity in choosing the subject for their photo.
Waves is big on trivia. The Waves Open Quiz witnesses participation from some of the best quizzers in Goa and across the country. Somewhat in controversially, The Vices quiz is themed around the knowledge of social vices such as alcohol, illicit trading, and off course, much more. The Entertainment quiz and the Lonewolf quiz are a treat for both participants and spectators
The literary events are looked forward to by most people. JAM or Just A Minute is one of the most anticipated events at the festival. Participants speak about everything under the sun, with just one rule – thou shall not be boring. Wordgames strains your brain with puns, and the Poetry Slam involves participants reciting original poetry.
The Dance events are Sizzle, Dhinchak and Jumele, which have a variety of theme-based rounds. Slick moves are shown off, and the crowd grooves to the same beat.The Special events include Contention – the Waves Debate championship, Wallstreet Fete, the finance and management event, Ratatouille, the cooking competition, and the ultimate Rubik’s cube challenge.
For photography, filmmaking, or videography have 3 exciting events to look forward to – Montage, Mezzotint, and Time Lapse. Reverse Flash is a unique event – participants have to shoot a film of up to 20 minutes in a reverse narrative. The dramatic events include Rangmanch, stage play competition, NukkadNatak, an open room drama competition, and Skime – a mime based theatre event.
There are a number of events for the music enthusiasts as well. Jukebox is the solo singing event at Waves while Solonote requires participants to showcase their skills in any musical instrument of their choice. Alaap is the Indian Classical vocal competition, where contestants can sing in either the Hindustani or the Carnatic style. The silence of the Amps is the acoustic music faceoff at Waves and is popular for hosting beautiful A Cappella performances by prominent vocal artists from major colleges. Please keep watching this place for more updates from campus.