FootworX is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur that is passionate about spreading the culture of dance by performing in multifarious events. The team puts in their efforts to express the art of dance in the most exorbitant way possible by creating a sense of inclusion within the crowd. We also pride ourselves in bringing out the latent talent within the students, by conducting workshops for various dance forms.
FootworX also holds the responsibility to encourage students to represent IIMU in dance competitions at other colleges and mark its presence.
The most exciting and entertaining of all the events, well, a jewel in the crown of FootworX, is the Flashmob, bringing together the entire community into a well-coordinated group. It happens a couple of weeks before Audacity, in crowded locations, where we grab the attention of the people to promote “Audacity-the annual cultural fest”. We share a glimpse of what Audacity has to offer to the people, inviting them to attend the fest. Flashmob 2020 saw a participation of 75+ students from PGP1, PGP2 and PGPX who got together to give a memorable show.
It is the 75th year of India's Independence, and to relive the moment and to enjoy the spirit of freedom and independence, the day was celebrated with a patriotic performance from IIMU FootworX, where the team paid their respects to our great freedom fighters and leaders who strived for our independence and brought us a free country. The team also expressed their gratitude to our soldiers who risk their lives and endure pain to ensure our safety and well-being. The celebration was filled with enthusiasm and ignited the spirit of patriotism inside very Balichan's mind.
Enthralling performances and surprises set the tone for the Teacher's Day celebration as team FootworX left no stone unturned in making their 'gurus' feel special. This was FootworX's way of expressing gratitude to the teachers for all they have done for the student community and for helping, guiding, and acting as their mentors in showing them the right direction in life. The event was marked with the graceful presence of all the professors of the IIMU community present on campus and allowed facilitating and strengthening the teachers-students relationship. This year's Teachers' Day celebrations were mesmerizing and would be deeply etched in every Balichan's mind.
FootworX in collaboration with CulComm, organized a three-day Garba Workshop for the community to come together, learn and be prepared to dance their heart out during the festivities of Navratri 2021. The workshop was organized to give all the interested students a small training of dandiya and garba dance forms. Students turned up in large numbers and danced on the beats of Dandiya keeping the spirits of the occasion high and making it a grand success.
Once a part of IIMU, always a part of IIMU. For this event FootworX alumni from different batches came together to challenge each other. Dance videos from across different batches of FootworX alumni were put up on the social media page. We loved how our seniors hopped on and took up the challenge with so much enthusiasm, making the event surreal and making us believe that our alumni is always there for us.
Diwali, festival of lights which is celebrated with extraordinary enthusiasm and exceptional joy in India. We at IIMU, FootworX in collaboration with CulComm, performed exhilaratingly at the Diwali celebration. The team performed with tremendous energy and joy to cherish the culture, entertained the audience and values that the institution promotes.
We introduced a Hook-step challenge on our Instagram page from 23rd- 31st Jan,2022 in which students could either create their own signature step or copy the hook-step choreographed by the FootworX team, tag and nominate their friends to pass on the challenge. It was taken up by the students in large numbers with huge enthusiasm and made the challenge a fun and exciting event.
FootworX collaborated with Pelto, a three-day dance workshop, where multiple renowned artists formerly associated with “DANCE +”, a TV reality show on Starplus, organized dance sessions. FootworX, along with many other students of IIM Udaipur, enthusiastically participated in the event. This online workshop was organized to give all the interested students an opportunity to learn dancing skills from one of the best and renowned choreographers in the country.
Who said that Quarantine 2020 could only bring boredom and loneliness? The apprehensions came to an end-all when the team came up with an exciting and innovative activity for the Balichans. Dance videos from across the community were created, combined, and shared on social media platforms to keep people engaged and positive. We loved how Balichans joined hands in beaming out art from their living rooms, making the experience surreal and making us believe that art transcends all barriers and boundaries, offline or online.
Who knew that the pandemic would continue in 2021, and we would still
be quarantined? But what we did know was that the fun should never stop.
So, to welcome the new batch onboard and get rid of the boredom and loneliness
of being at home, FootworX initiated the third Quarantine series. Dance videos from
across the community were created, combined, and shared on social media platforms to
keep people engaged and positive. All the batches joined hands in beaming out art from their
living rooms, making the experience surreal and making us believe that art transcends all barriers and boundaries, offline or online.
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