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‘Dia de la Cultura’ (Cultural Day) Std 4-8, 2023
The Brigade School, Malleswaram, celebrated ‘Dia de la Cultura’, Cultural Day for the students of classes 4-8.
The formal part of the programme began with the welcome speech, lighting of the lamp, reading of the Annual Report and Vote of Thanks.
The Cultural Day is an important event in the school year and allows the students to build teamwork and showcase their talents in music, dance and theatre.
The theme for Cultural Day alternates yearly between a foreign country and an Indian state. We at The Brigade Schools value holistic development, and such events provide the opportunity to showcase our students’ skills and interests. It also helps strengthen their bond with their teachers. The presence of parents at the event encourages children to perform well, and the parents are happy to see their children on stage. Cultural Day is much awaited by children and parents alike.
Before the start of the event, the Principal shares the school’s Annual Report, giving the parents a deeper insight into the activities conducted during the school year.
The cultural extravaganza commenced with the introduction to Spain, ‘LA BELLA ESPANA’ – a musical fiesta by the students with lilting Spanish tunes. Glimpses of glorious Espana, the land of stone castles, snow-capped mountains, vast monuments and sophisticated cities, were manifested picturesquely through the invigorating song.
Vivir Mi Vida is a popular number sung by the well-known Spanish artist, Marc Anthony. The song, sung with zest and zeal by the students, was sensational and brought the Latin community to life!”
Two episodes from Don Quixote, the Spanish epic by Miguel de Cervantes, added to the light-heartedness of the evening. The assortment of diverse characters added a comic edge to the display of the adventures of the errant knight, Don Quixote.
Moving from the quirkiness of Quixote, the audience listened to a musical treat by Shravya of Std 8, playing ‘LAMBADA’. on the flute.
Students showcased their agility and energy to the music of Paso Doble and the Flamenco as they twisted and turned to a dance of the gypsy communities of Andalusia– Paso Doble meaning ‘Double step’. The students wowed the audience with their performances of La Roja Baila & La Copa De La Vida.
The students performed a fusion dance that brought to life the energy and lyricism of Spanish folk and the grace of Indian classical dance, a potpourri of Hip-hop, Flamenco, Street style stunts, Salsa and Kathak. The fusion comprised: Freestyle dances, B-Boying, Flamenco, Kathak and Pop Funk.
A video, ‘behind the scenes’, was showcased to the applauding audience. It displayed the effort and perseverance the students and staff put in to make the cultural day a grand success. The ‘Dia de la Cultura’ was an extravaganza of music, dance and drama, making the evening memorable.