The symphony of life – a unique annual day at East Coast
Annual Day 2017, entitled ‘Symphony of Life’, was held on 4th November, 2017, which was a repertoire of dance, music and drama which celebrated the glorious journey of human life from birth to old age.
It showcased the talents of students from grade 5, 7, 9, &10. The Guest of Honour for this auspicious occasion was Mr Mohit Das, who is the Global Vice President, Marketing Effectiveness and Analytics, Kellogg’s.
The annual concert began with the address and the presentation of the annual school report by Ms. Melissa Maria, Principal GIIS, East Coast, which was followed by a rendition of a mellifluous song on a musical ensemble, entitled ‘Harmony of Life’.
Next, the GOH, Mr Mohit Das addressed the august gathering. A cheque of 1500 dollars collected from the charity event ‘Bake Sale’ was given to Sree Narayana Mission by our school.
The programme highlighted the different phases of human life. The joy of birth was depicted through a dance titled,’ Wings of Wonder’. The innocence of childhood was displayed by the dance ‘Crazy Buddies’. The energy and enthusiasm of adolescence was rightfully reflected in the peppy Tamil dance called, ‘Rustic Rhythms’.
Youth is a time when an individual is brimming with innovative ideas and GIIS East Coast students of grade 10 with the help of their teachers embarked on a movie-making endeavor. This novel experience of watching student owned production house was a bewitching experience for all parents. The prowess and vitality of youth was reflected in an energetic performance, ‘Shape of Youth’.
Mid-life crises were shown through a Hindi street play, ‘Jeevan Ke Anoke Rang’ and the problems of old age were presented humorously through a drama, ‘Twilight Tango’.
Show 2, showcased the talents of students from grade 6, 8, 9, &10. The Guest of Honour for this auspicious occasion was Dr. Shoumo Mitra, who is the Head of R&D for ASEAN for Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a Swiss multinational company.
The event showcased the different phases of human life. The joy of birth was described through a dance named, ‘Morning Glory’, while the innocence of childhood was displayed by the dance ‘Rhythms of Childhood’, followed by a peppy French dance called, ‘Reves Des Ados’. The twilight years of an individual’s life was analogically represented through a shadow play, ’An Ode to Gaia’.
Mid life is characterized by decision making and this skill was to put to test by the audience as they had to play the jury to solve the murder mystery in the English drama ‘The Deadly Dinner Party’. The audience was invited to cast their vote on whom they suspected was the murderer. This unique experience of audience involvement greatly enthused both parents and guests.
The cultural extravaganza in both the shows ended with a classical dance performance, ‘Celebration of Life’ as a mark of tribute to every individual’s unique journey of life.