T.I.C executes Tarpa Festival and Daman Beach Festival Back to Back

Entertainment | January 18, 2016 | News

T.I.C. successfully delivered 6 back to back days of celebrity-intensive shows for the Tarpa Festival and Daman Beach Festival. Organised by the UT Administration of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (DDDNH), the Tarpa Festival, a traditional festival of the people of the Dadra & Nagar Haveli region, took place at Silvassa and Khanvel (parallel venues) from Dec. 25 to 27. This was immediately followed through by the Daman Beach Festival, along the Lighthouse Beach of Moti Daman, from Dec. 28 to 30.

For 6 days running, a variety of entertainment was successfully delivered, from folk dances, group performances, tribal dances & songs, and traditional presentations, to plays, stand-up humour, celebrity performances, stage shows, concerts and Bollywood dance troupes. Both shows opened with an official inauguration ceremony hosted by the local administration as per government protocol, inaugurated by Administrator Shri Ashish Kundra IAS. The event saw a representation of the administration as well as political parties present.

T.I.C was shortlisted to manage these festivals through a pan India Government bidding process that witnessed intense competition on the basis of concept, execution capabilities and past experiences.  The brief called for both these festivals to be very different from each other in terms of concept, look and feel, elements, artists and show flow. Achieving this was one of the biggest challenges faced by the agency. While conceptualizing, T.I.C. had to keep in mind the distinct nature of both festivals, the first being a traditional 'Tribal' themed one for Tarpa Festival and the other being a 'Carnival' based festival for Daman.

The celebrity artists who entertained and engaged the crowd included Baadshah, KK, Raja Hassan, Neeraj Shreedhar (Bombay Vikings), Ehsaan Qureshi, Raja Sagoo, Sanober Kabir, the MJ5 Group, and a Bollywood Dance Troupe, all with their own bands and groups.

Commenting on the response to these festivals, Gaurav Dhall, M.D, T.I.C said, “T.I.C. came out on tops, getting a lot of appreciation from the client as well as the audiences alike, for their conceptual uniqueness, design and décor, execution detailing, artist management, logistical handling, crowd control, and the likes. T.I.C. received a lot of kudos and appreciation from everyone who enjoyed the shows, especially due to their immaculate show management and high end and flawless delivery models, which made both the festivals a raging success!”

The Silvassa setup was inspired by Nature, Woods, Peace, and most importantly, the resident tribes of the region, while the Daman Beach Festival was all about fun, celebrations, colours and an overarching carnival atmosphere.

The inauguration ceremonies on both counts were grouped together with various other activities and elements, like local level competitions, festival-opening Fireworks, folk dances, local dance groups, traditional singers and musicians, performances by school children and local troupes alike, a play in the local vernacular, traditional Performances like Gujarati Dayro, Laserman shows, standup performances by celebrities, mimicry artists, Bollywood dance troupes, celebrity singers & performers along with live bands, and so on.

At both the festivals, T.I.C. also exclusively conducted a Mobile Carnival, which was a series of Tableau-Styled Floats on various regionally relevant themes, bunched together with theme-based dance groups and music to light up the Festivals. Both festivals also had a huge number of flea-market styled canopy setups which provided the local retailers and F&B sellers an opportunity to sell their wares. Both the venues also had an elaborate Mela setup each, which included ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, rides for children, inflatable rides, and various other Mela-styled attractions.

While DDDNH organised both festivals, the Tarpa Festival took place at Silvassa and Khanvel from Dec. 25 to 27, and the Daman Beach Festival took place at the Lighthouse Beach from Dec. 28 to 30.

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