Shadow performance in India
A Spectacular Night of Technoholix at Techfest, IIT Bombay!
Picture this: it’s the 28th of December, and the vibrant campus of IIT Bombay is buzzing with excitement. The much-awaited Technoholix #2 is about to kick off, and this year, it promises to be bigger, bolder, and more electrifying than ever before! As the sun sets and the stars twinkle above, the stage is set for the very first performance of Shadow Theatre in India. The air is filled with anticipation as a crowd of 10,000 eager spectators waits to witness this awe-inspiring act.
Technoholix, the night segment of Techfest, is a delightful blend of science, technology, and entertainment. From magic to pyrotechnics, laser shows to acrobatics and even mind-blowing virtual 3D holographic displays, Technoholix has seen it all. Over the years, it has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment from around the world.
Remember the Double Dutch Force, those incredible jump ropers who wowed the audience at the Athens Olympics? Well, they graced the Technoholix stage too! And let’s not forget the parkour team from the sets of Casino Royale, who brought their high-flying stunts to the enthusiastic crowd. Tony Chapek, the interactive illusionist from the States, left the audience spellbound with his mind-boggling tricks. The Pa-li-Tchi fire dancers and pyrotechnicians from the Czech Republic added a fiery touch to the night, while the Copenhagen Drummers infused the atmosphere with infectious rhythms. And who can forget Pep Bou, the renowned bubble artist from Spain, who created a magical bubble wonderland right before the spectators’ eyes?
In 2014, Technoholix witnessed performances by Cait Lin, a skilled performer at the FIFA World Cup, and Tararam, who showcased their talents at the Athens Olympics. The following year, in 2015, the artist lineup was even more diverse and exciting, featuring groups like 1st Project, the percussionists from South Africa who were the proud winners of World Music Awards, and Flowmotion Dance Company from Austria, whose dance moves were pure poetry in motion. Khawater AlDalam, winners of Arab’s Got Talent from Saudi Arabia, left the crowd in awe with their breathtaking acts.
Techfest is truly a marvel, and it’s no wonder it’s a massive success year after year. What makes it even more impressive is that it’s entirely managed by the students of IIT Bombay themselves! The core committee, comprising 23 talented individuals led by the Overall Coordinator, works tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the festival is a grand success. This team of equals believes in sharing both the brickbats and bouquets, working together in perfect harmony.
The management of Techfest is divided into two main sections: administration and events. The administrative team takes care of essential tasks like accounts, infrastructure, media and marketing, hospitality, and publicity. On the other hand, the events team handles the planning and execution of the myriad of happenings that take place during the festival.
With a staggering team of over 800 Coordinators and Organizers, each working in sync with their respective managers, Techfest is a well-oiled machine that flawlessly executes the grand spectacle we all love. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration, passion, and dedication.
As the night unfolds at Technoholix #2, the excitement is palpable. The audience is on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the performance of Shadow Theatre. This act is unlike anything they’ve seen before, a mesmerizing blend of art, technology, and storytelling. As the shadows dance on the stage, a magical world unfolds, captivating the hearts of everyone present. The crowd erupts in applause, and we take their final bow, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of the spectators.
And so, the night of Technoholix #2 comes to an end, but the memories and experiences will stay with the audience forever. Techfest, driven by the passion and ingenuity of the students, continues to amaze and inspire year after year. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary night, we eagerly await the next edition, knowing that it will be even more enchanting and unforgettable.
So, mark your calendars and get ready for another exhilarating Technoholix experience at Techfest, IIT Bombay. The magic awaits, and you won’t want to miss it! See you there!