With a history of bringing Guwahati and the North-east into the spotlight, Alcheringa starts afresh forits 19th edition. Known for its fervent exhibition of art and culture, Alcheringa has played expert host to a variety of eminent artistes like the Michael Angelo Batio,Swiss Folk Metal band Eluveitie, the Israeli Oriental Metal band Orphaned Land, Irish Folk Band Ciorras, classical maestros like Guilliano Modarelli and Anoushka Shankar, and of course Bollywood personalities such as Mohit Chauhan,Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Shilpa Rao, KK, Shaan and Sonu Nigam, to name a few.
Witnessing a staggering attendance of over 50,000 people and 350 colleges over the 4-day fest,Alcheringa is hands-down,one of the biggest events in the Eastern region of the nation.The year 2015 promises to be bigger in all respects. So hold your breath and stay tuned, for the countdown to the "Eternal Dreamtime" begins now!
"Music" the word in itself is one complete mode of communication, a medium for the expressions. There is no one nowhere who can ever describe what music is. For some it is rock and roll, for some it is Metal, for some it is the Blues. Music in itself has no bounds no definitions. As Friedrich Nietzsche would say "Without music, life would be a mistake."
MR. & MS. ALCHERINGA
"Living a normal life is just too mainstream..." If the above line voices your routine thoughts perfectly and you love adding elements of excitement to your daily monotonous rut, then Alcheringa presents an exhilarating module to bring your talent into the limelight. Fire up the stage with your spellbinding rock performance,let your multi-faceted personality do the talking while you celebrate your uniqueness. This category of events tests your mettle in some unconventional competitions and gives you the rare opportunity of proving that you are une personne extraordinaire. So come forward and join us on this roller coaster ride through a plethora of fun-filled activities in the Class Apart module!
MOVES LIKE JAGGER
Remember the first time you walked on the stage? Remember that nervous bead of sweat that trickled down your brow when you looked at the crowd? Remember your heart pounding? .... That feeling still gives you the chills, doesn't it? But then the music starts. And you blank out. The world stops mattering. All that remains is just you, and the music. The crowd roars. The halls thunder. The lights flash... They see you spinning. They see you prancing. They see you move with the grace of a swan, with that exquisite expression on your face. But, little do they know, that you’ve been ferried somewhere far, far away, deep in a trance, lost in an Alcheringa!
WHY SO SERIOUS ?
ED EDD N EDDY
When you are in this world, you can be a part of performing arts module in alcheringa. So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect. Drama has the power to express your thoughts in public and work for a social cause.Comedy is what everyone want from life.If you are a good stand up comedian and you can make people laugh then surely this competition was made for you.And yes if you have never been a part of any drama club and this is the time to start.We do have a competition for you.
5 ON 5 FOOTBALL
"A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever." Alcheringa invites you all to unleash your sports' potential in circumstances where your mettle and skills will be put to test unlike any other. Battle the best teams from all over the nation, fight it till the end and walk out like a Champion. Play Hard, Play Fair.
Man has always been eager to express himself; be it canvas and clay, or images and videos. The brush has been replaced by the pointer, for art has gone the digital way.This module provides you with a wonderful opportunity to set free your creativity. The best of digital aficionados will battle it out to shock, to amaze and enthrall all with their art, but only the most creative will stand out. A conglomeration of like-minded designers and innovators, digital arts puts up a grand stage for innovative ideas. Each event will be a great platform to test your skill-set to the maximum, and add more to it. Come be a part of this adventure and paint the world red with us under the Digital Arts Module.
THE BIG PICTURE
INK THE TEE
STROKES OF GENIUS
"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen" said Leonardo da Vinci When words aren't enough Art will guide you to voice your thoughts. Do you find yourself craving for a paintbrush while trying to explain yourself? Are words never enough for you to voice your thoughts? Is art the Prophet that guides you and helps you understand your individuality? You my friend might be the the artist Alcheringa is looking for! Let your passion and talent drive you to create the masterpieces.
Tighten your seat belts and prepare yourselves for a new nasty ride. The box of miracles and secrets is waiting for you. Come and explore a whole new world within. Experience the fun like you never had and you never will.The mystery box gives everyone a chance to become the ultimate winner without even the need of some pre-requisite talent or prepration.
JUST A MINUTE
Everyone can do the possible stuff, but respected is the person who does the impossible. We are here to give you an revering opportunity to do the impossible, to make unforgettable memories and gain valuable experiences. Just hop on the stage with all you wit and wisdom. It is the time to take hesitation out and play like a free soul. But remember nothing comes in handy, so if you have talent to numb the audience, the charm to mesmerize them and the confidence to set their eyes rolling, then come join us. Strangers will be met, talks will be held and tasks will be performed, so fasten your belts and come on board with us in the mind boggling informal activities.
The journey to Alcheringa 2015 has begun. Dreams and hopes fuel this quest, there’s magic in the air and yes, Alcheringa invites you to be a part of this journey to those four days of enigma. Invites are open for the post of Campus Ambassador, Alcheringa 2015.
As always, our aim is to promote Alcheringa in various colleges across the country and to build upon the tagline that Alcheringa carries - ‘The True Spirit of Youth.’ Being a Campus Ambassador obviously makes you an excellent communicator, manager, relation builder and at the same time provides you with a platform to connect with like-minded people across the country and present all the potential that you’ve got within you.
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The North-east witnesses a colossal fest on the onset of spring each year. 2014 was no different. Alcheringa scaled itself up, and raised the bar higher with this edition. Themed as "Atlantis" this year, the fest drew huge crowds, exceeding 50,000 from the North-east and beyond. Guwahati witnessed scintillating performances from the legendary Michael Angelo Batio and Undying Inc, thrilling metal purists of the region. The highlight of the Bollywood night, Crescendo was a mesmerising performance from Shilpa Rao - who wooed the crowd with an amazing performance. Villalobos Brothers from Mexico highlighted "Saaz", the Classical night and pretty much knocked the crowd out!
Alcheringa Atlantis also saw the maiden edition of the IITG Model United Nations. Headbangers got their piece with a three day long Rock-o-Phonix, and the crowd revelled at the astounding performances in Electric heels, and the jaw dropping models participating in Haute Couture and Femina Miss India (judged by former Miss India Earth - Miss Shobhitha Dhulipala). The 4 day long fest marked one of the most happening dates of the North-east, and aims at getting bigger and better with each coming edition.
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