The Mime Club, BITS Pilani, is an organisation of eighteen people, with six first yearites, that stage shows during the fests and participate in competitions. With the pre-Apogee enthusiasm reaching a fever pitch, we caught up with the Mime Club Coordinator, Ajitesh Srivastava. Preparations for Apogee are in full swing and Mime Club was busy practicing. But he did spare a few minutes to briefly answer our questions. Here are excerpts from the conversation…
AEP : What do you have lined up for Apogee this time?
Ajitesh – We have just one show, during Mithali, this time. There aren’t any competitions or such.
AEP – People have high expectations after Oasis. Do you think you’ll match up to them?
Ajitesh – People always expect something good from us. Every time we have something different, something new. It’s the same this time. It also depends on the people. Sometimes we think some mime was better, but the audience thinks otherwise. This time, we will have things you see every time and things you’ve never seen before. It’s something people will talk about. We have been practicing and everything is good so far. The preparations are fine and everything is on track.
AEP – What about your budget?
Ajitesh – We haven’t had our meeting yet. We have our inventory budget but not the rest. We might have a budget crunch though. You’ll see why after the show.
AEP – How do you think Apogee will be compared to the previous one?
Ajitesh – This Apogee, most clubs and associations have some new events. But as a whole, I don’t know how it will be. And it’s two weeks before the fest so Mime Club preparations are in full swing. I can’t really comment on anything else. But for us, it will be a usual Mithali.
AEP – Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Ajitesh – Apogee is a tech-fest, and Mithali is the only cultural event. People may have other work, but they shouldn’t miss it for anything.
And so ended our short conversation. Despite the cryptic remarks, we’re sure that what Mime Club has in store for the audience will more than make up for them having just one show. We wish them luck.