WISMA Koottaymakku Orikkal Koodi Pranamam!

We are happy to share we had 358 attendees (seniors, adults, and children) for our Christmas and New Year celebrations - this despite the severe cold, many members having travels and conflicts with office parties. We had 24 programs with 227 stage performances (many of them first timers on stage), running to 2.5 hrs of pure enjoyment! The programs were put together by the combined efforts of 34 people as coordinators, choreographers and other support roles. Since Onam, we have had little time till this event. Teams have met every week more than once to ensure an amazing stage rendering. Thanks to the performers and the support of even more people opening up their homes for practices, audio and video recordings, getting costumes designed and delivered, organizing transport, and more. It was a night to remember and a worthy tribute to the decade of growth for WISMA Community.

Thank you all for attending and making this event a memorable one! WISMA is definitely growing with each passing year. Thank you for the kind, encouraging comments and feedback regarding the event.

Here is the link to his google album for photos : https://photos.app.goo.gl/7jLocSqdQXSsoHVr9 . Please feel free to add any pictures and videos that any of you took.

Videos for the 2019 Christmas and NewYear are now uploaded on Youtube as playlist : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3im_sIWz8u0_HMJkbSGO-kJ4vAYfkDwD

(Bollywood Rockstars could not be uploaded due to copyright concern).

Videos can be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RA29qd2fIzAYhidK3Jw82Vs_BHiOcVRE

We would like to wholeheartedly acknowledge and thank everyone for participating. As we all know, the event would be simply impossible without the kind support of the volunteers taking pictures, videos, ushering in at the backstage, serving a sumptuous dinner and helping to clean up. We truly and deeply appreciate your help.

We would also like to thank our sponsors: Christina Craig (College Counselling), India Garden restaurant, Acura of Brookfield, Sri Gayatri Foods, Desi Market, Taste of India, Dipti Krishnan - Financial Adviser, Kairali Grocery & Catering, Karate America, Taj Grocery, Raja Bazaar, Indian Bazaar, Anmol restaurant, and Kumon of Menomonee Falls.

Last but not the least, all our combined efforts wouldn't be worth much if not for the amazing and engaging audience. Thank you for gracing the occasion and encouraging all the participants with your loud cheers and applause!

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year / Decade!

2019 WISMA Committee

Program list

Welcome

Sophia Azim

An Ode to Mariam

Story, Direction - Susan Sujil, Jose Joseph, Script - Jose Joseph, Mixing - Jose Antony , Costume - Salma Rafeen, , Special Thanks to Diji Roy and Thomas DecroseParticipants : Shaiju Issac, Mariam Shaiju, Bijoy Sunny, Nayana Bijoy,Vicky Vargheese, Roshni Vicky, Varghese Mathew, Dania Decrose,Melinda Honey,Diya Namboothiry, Arthith Krishnan,Vibhu Rajesh, Mahit Rajesh, Aryan Kalluvila, Aman Amjad, Vinayak Menon

Candle Dance

Choreographer : Anna Goveas. Participants: Anna Goveas, Mary Jasmine, Varsha Varghese, Miliya Ansad, Salma Rafeen, Anooja Ashok, Saroja Pramod, Roshni George

Carol Song

Choreographer : Susan SujilParticipants : Anjna Menon, Annai Stephen, Dipti Krishnan, Lakshmi Binod, Susan Sujil, Vidhu Mariyam George, Deepak Davis, Sreejith, Manoj, Pramod Ponnappan, Shibulal, Rohan Hilary, Alden John, Thaathwik Aarsha Abhilash, Anirudh Warrier, Paul Steephen, Idhant Shibulal

Santa visits us :

Reney Jose and team

Jingle Bells

Choreographer : Saroja PramodParticipants : Niranjana pramod,Saaksh pai,Anika praveen ,Mia, Shriya Amarnath, Shreya suresh,Madhav,Yuvin shyam, Yana shyam,Naomi sibi,Ameya,Krish,Rishi pillai, Rishi namboothri,Arnav, Rishab Nambiar ,Thanha,Suriya, Vishwa,Thadhwith

MargamKali

Choreographer : Daya Davis ThekkiniyathParticipants : Aarsha Abhilash, Anju Elizabeth Thomas, Christina Jerine, Daya Davis Thekkiniyath, Janu Madhu Nair, Reepna Shrijesh, Teena Antony, Vidhu Mariam George

Wisma Midukkies

Choreographer : Sreelakshmi ShenoyParticipants : Diya Namboothiry, Jaanvi Kottapalli, Dhiya Pradeep, Sukriti Pai, Esha Praveen, Rhea Sharon

Hallelujah

Coordinator : Leena VarkeyParticipants : Christina Alexander, Maureen Bielinski

Ring in the OLD

Choreographer : LakshmiParticipants : Aarav Samarth, Aaron Sujil John , Austin Mathews, Caleb Mathai, Devan Pillai, Joshua Goveas, Liam William, Pruthvi Vinith, Sanjay Menon, Shashank Manikandan, Thaathwik Arsha Abhilash

Jhumur Dance

Choreographer : Vandana Prasad, Subitha RajivCoordinator : Darsana Menon, Ria Sebastian, Reji MathewParticipants : Gauri Menon, Leah Mathew, Aarav Thekkinpilly, Aaradhya Rajiv, Anagha Prasad, Rohan Marar, Serah Miriam Joseph, Fyha Minaal

Aashiqui

Thomas Decrose

Father/Daughter/Mom/Son Dance

Choreographer : Christina JerinParticipants : Diya-Jerine, Naomika- Kiran, Mia-Jeffrey, Eva-Varghese, Eza-Deepak, Raima- Thomas, Manna-Jose, Arsha- Thadwith, Lakshmi-Surya & Vishwa, Christina-Yohan & Shreyas.

On the Funny, Music Spectrum

Coordinator : RachanaParticipants : Ruturaj, Aryan, Riya, Raima

Bollywood Rockstars

Coordinator: Sunila PradeepChoreographer: Saera Joseph Participants : Meenakshi Pradeep, Sarah Mathew’ Nevin Joseph, Christina Alexander, Maria Panichikudiyil, Pranav Suresh, Disha Deepak, Mukunth Shankar, Alyssa Chamakkala , Dania Decross, Sarah Eapen, Paul Steephen, Diya Amarnath

Zoobi Doobi

Deepali Namboothiri

Bollywood Fusion

Choreographer : Sumy Unnikrishnan, Janu Madhu NairCoordinator : Saroja PramodParticipants : Isabel Sharon, Shivani Warrier, Nandana pramod, Shruthi Warrier, Elaina Alexander, Jayn William, Manna Magi Jose, Paarvana Varier, Naomika Kiran, Shreya kuriakose, Shreya Menon, Tania Polly

Achayans and Achayathees

Choreographer : Teena AntonyCoordinator : Deepak DavisParticipants : Deepak Davis, Jose Antony, Varghese Mathew, Jose Joseph, Kiran CG, Shaiju Isac, Deepak Rajasekaran, Deepak Babu, Daya Davis, Teena Antony, Merin Jose, Janu Kiran, Vidhu Mariam George, Neetha Sunil, Reshma Jeril

Kannodu Kaanbathellam

Sowmya Radhakrishnan

Bollywood Medley

Choreographer : Sithara Nair Participants : Adarsh Reghuram, Nikhil Remji, Rohan Dileep, Gokul Kamath, Swetha Kumar and Swathi Kumar

High Heels

Choreographer : Vidya PraveenCoordinator : Gina & ShibiParticipants : Riya Mathews , Shilpa Kuriakose, Meera Palathinkara, Parnika Manikandan, Saera Joseph, Riya Kalluvila

Dhadak

Coordinator : Anjaly BabyParticipants : Anjaly Baby, Priya Remesh, Dhanya Vijay, Sithara Nair and Dharshana Santhosh.

Vote of Thanks

Dipti Krishnan, Darshana Santosh

Mehfil-e-Qawali

Choreographer : Mohis MohamedAnnouncers : Sophia Azim, Suha AfzarInstruments : Ayaan Sajeeth on the Recorder, Mahir Riyas on the Harmonium, Sania Iqbal and Rida Sudheer on violin , Manzoor Mohis on keyboard , Aman Amjad on guitar and Nehaan Sajeeth on bellsMohis Mohamed on Harmonium, Sonali Srivastava on Tabla, Kamalesh Desai on Keyboard, Amjad Jabbar with TambourineVocals : Mohamed Sajeeth, Siraj Boudigar, BubuSuhas Mullaveedu, Feroze Fazilull, Ansad Mohamed and Alok SrivastavaChorus : Shereen Mohis, Susmila Ansary, Rekha Nilufer Siraj, Minu Iqbal, Nadha Nastashia, Salma Rafeen, Sofia Ferose, Miliya Ansad, Foumi Sudheer and Shamna Hamza.