Dance for the Soul; World Dance Day celebrations at GIIS Noida
Dance is a form of expression, a way of speaking one’s mind through music. As the soul connects through dance in an instant, the importance of various dance forms over the world is overwhelming. It not only gives you an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings, but also keeps you physically fit and sound for life.
India is a country whose rich dance heritage has inspired many international dance forms since many years. In 1982, 29th April was declared as World Dance Day by the International Dance Committee of UNESCO to increase awareness about the importance of dance among general public. And to persuade governments all over the world to include dance (and allocate a proper place) in all systems of education across all countries.
Also known as International Dance Day, World Dance Day was celebrated at Global Indian International School (GIIS), Noida with much anticipation and zeal. Students of grades 3, 4, and 5 conducted a special assembly to bring forth the importance of dance in our lives. After remembering the Almighty through prayer “There shall be showers of blessings”, girls from Grade 3, 4, and 5 performed Vandana in the praise of Lord Ganesh; who is the Lord of Beginnings, a patron of art and science, and Deva of intellect and wisdom.
Continuing with the colourful and musical celebrations, group of students discussed the reasons behind celebrating the day. Important elements of dance such as Nirtta, Nirtya, Natya, Abhinaya, Rasa and Mudras were also pondered upon in a special ppt presented by students on stage.
Students from the Dance club of GIIS Noida, paid a special tribute to the rich dance heritage of the country by performing a Kathak Jugalbandi in Teentaal on stage. Adding to the whole charismatic aura of the celebrations, Baani Kaur and Vamika Pawah from grade 3 shared views by famous dance personalities from the Golden Era of Dance.