DPS Chandigarh hosted the Annual Inter DPS Dance Festival on August 5, 2017 in the school auditorium. The dance competition featured eleven dance teams from North Zone-1. The participating teams presented fabulous dances based on the themes ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and ‘Jagriti’.
Mr. Kamal Arora, Chandigarh based theatre person and Chairman, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy, Guru Shoba Koser, an eminent kathak dancer and creative artist par excellence, Mrs. Gandharv Verma, a trained classical vocalist, and Mrs. Divya Goswami Dixit, a renowned Kathak Dancer from Lucknow Gharana were the Guests of Honour for the occasion. The competition was adjudged by an esteemed panel consisting of Guru Brij Mohan Gangani, distinguished Kathak Dancer, Dr. Jaswinder Kaur, Head of the Dance Department, GCG Sector 42, Chandigarh and Ms. Shuchi Singh, a trained kathak performer as well as certified choreographer from the Natya School of Arts.
The programme started with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the honourable guests followed by a solo Sufi rendition and presentation of the poem ‘If’. The participating teams were given a warm welcome by the Principal, Mrs. Reema Dewan. She expressed her immense pleasure and pride in hosting the Inter-DPS Dance Competition.
In her address, she said that exposing children to India’s culture and heritage through classical dance and music is a great initiative taken by the DPS Society. She further added that such meets are a celebration and enhance camaraderie and brotherhood that leads to a brighter and better world.
The cultural extravaganza showcased the diversity of Indian classical dance styles, costumes and expression. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the breath-taking and insightful performances. The mesmerizing show definitely left an impact on the audience and all were left gasping for more. The whole event was indeed soul-stirring and stimulating.
DPS Chandigarh was adjudged the winner while DPS Ambala and DPS Sangrur bagged the first and second Runners-up positions respectively.