Spectacular World Dance Day at Seth Anandram Jaipuria Schooladmin
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An outstanding Program on was staged by the very talented young students at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School on 29th April to mark the birth anniversary of Jean Gorges Navorre. It’s a perfect day to create not only awareness about the rich cultural heritage of Indian Dance forms but that of the dances of the world too.
The Chief Guest for the occasion,Ms. Shweta Rajvanshi, a renowned Kathak Dancer, amazed everyone with her pleasing persona, grace and charismatic elegance. She showed that an artist can be a perfect blend of academic excellence and their amazing craft. She is also a Celebrity Manager and writer in Mumbai and currently part of a dance sequence as a lead in an upcoming Bollywood film..
After the customary lighting of the lamp the children sang a wonderful bhajan. This was followed by a graceful Odissi dance performance by Avani of class IX. She enthralled the audience with her expressions, mudras and traditional attire.. The next performance was by Jhanvi who enthralled everyone with her stunning grace and footwork through her Bolly-Kathak dance performance.
‘When a dancer performs, melody transforms into a carriage, while expressions turn into fuel and the spirit experiences a journey to a world where passion attains fulfillment, and such was the performance by our Chief Guest, Ms. Shweta Raghuvanshi. Her boundless energy, grace, and perfect mudras left everyone spellbound. In her address to the audience, she talked about the origin of Kathak and felt humbled to be born in a country where Kathak is a classical dance art form. She advised the students to follow their dream and hobbies.
The children performed different dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Belly Dance, Afro-jazz, Salsa and Hip-Hop, Chinese dance, Latin American, and many more with great elegance and grace. They proved that dance is our pulse, our heartbeat, our breathing; it is the rhythm of our life’
Vanshika, who stood first in the National Dance Competition enraptured everyone with her Jogwa Folk Dance from Maharashtra. The audience was left mesmerized and with a lot of insight on the forms of dances.
Ms. Smriti recited a poem by Emily Dickenson ‘I Cannot Dance Upon My Toes’. Unlike the title, each word read by her seemed to be dancing.
The Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, who is an avid supporter of Dance, Music & Art, in her speech appreciated all the talented dancers and said that dance not only gives us an opportunity to express feelings and emotions but also keeps us physically fit and sound for a good life. She further added that the language of performing arts goes straight to the heart. She urged every one to have a hobby because it gives solace and peace when one is going through hardships.
The Headmaster, Mr. Pankaj Rathore thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion with her presence and for her marvelous performance. He appreciated all the participants for their unforgettable performances.
Adding to the whole charismatic aura of the celebrations was the grand finale – a splendid and captivating Rajasthani Folk Dance performance. The rhythm, grace and synchronization were unparalleled.
The celebration ended with the hope that the universality of this art will cross all political,cultural and ethnic barriers.