30th April 2024


A cultural extravaganza was witnessed at Indus Valley World School on April 27, 2024, as ten schools of the city came together to celebrate International Dance Day. This year, nearly 55 teachers graced the Indus Valley World School stage with their awe-inspiring performances as they celebrated Indian Classical and Semi-classical forms of dance in all its flavours. The event served to highlight the significance of preserving Classical Dance as part of the institution’s long-standing tradition.

The programme began with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest – celebrated danseuse, Shaswati Garai Ghosh – along with other eminent educationists. The Principal of Indus Valley World School, Mrs. Reshma Bhattacharya welcomed all the guests and appreciated the School Principals who had encouraged their teachers to participate in the event.

Demonstrations on dance and dialogue were presented by B.D.M Junior School, B.D.M International School, Delhi Public School Howrah, Loreto House, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Silver Point School, Sri Sri Academy, Sushila Birla Girls’ School, The B.S.S School and the host school. The audience was left spellbound as each presentation was curated to appreciate the unique and intricate patterns of different dance forms ranging from Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Manipuri to Folk and creative contemporary forms.

B.D.M Junior School presented a beautiful Classical Dance piece through their 8-member team. Silver Point School paid tribute to the Folk form of Dance as they presented a medley. B.D.M International School’s presentation was a unique amalgamation of creative dance and patriotic passion. Sushila Birla Girls’ School presented a soulful and graceful rendition of Devotional Folk Dance which had the entire audience clapping along and tapping their feet to the catchy beat. Sri Sri Academy’s tribute to the calming beauty of rain through a Semi-Classical and Contemporary performance was worthy of praise. Mahadevi Birla World Academy made an extremely powerful presentation which touched on the experience of the seven human emotions. Delhi Public School, Howrah presented a Semi-Classical Dance performance which reflected elegance. The B.S.S School went on to present an energetic Folk Dance which filled all hearts with pleasure and the Loreto House presentation compiled four Classical Dance forms with panache. The host school presentation was sheer poetry in motion based on an exquisite composition of the late Ustad Rashid Khan.

The Chief Guest and other distinguished guests commended the host school for keeping alive the pulse of creative appreciation through such a unique endeavour.

The beautiful morning came to a close with the Indus Valley World School Director, Amita Prasad thanking the faculty of the school under the guidance of the Vice Principal Ms. Priyadarshinee Guha, for tirelessly working behind the scenes to make the magic happen and commending all the participating schools for their outstanding performances, their passionate commitment and their willingness to go the extra mile notwithstanding the heat and their multifarious responsibilities.

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