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Dia de la Cultura – 2022-23
TBSW Grades 1 to 3
The Brigade School at Whitefield presented an excellent annual cultural event, ‘Dia De La Cultura’, for Grades 1, 2 and 3 on November 19, 2022. The array of performances embodied the country of Spain, which was the theme for the academic year 2022-23.
The programme was inaugurated with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by Ms Suresh, Principal of The Brigade School, Whitefield. Ms. Suresh presented the Annual Report of the school, highlighting the accomplishments of the students in various competitions. Following this, Ms Bangera delivered the vote of thanks, appreciating the efforts of everyone instrumental in the success of the programme.
The cultural event began with an introduction to the spectacular and beautiful land of Spain. Children walked the ramp, showcasing the Spanish provinces and their vibrant culture in traditional attire. The highlight of this presentation was a display of the ever-popular festival, La Tomatina, and the Spanish bullfight, integral to the essence of Spain.
Following the vibrant parade, our Std 1 singers, winsomely presented an action song, ‘Hola Hola Comoestas, which translates to greeting each other in Spanish. It was an impressive performance, blending vocals and actions perfectly.
As Spain is synonymous with the strumming of guitars and stomping of feet, a fiesta without a dance performance is incomplete. Students of Std 1 and 2 captured the spirit of unity through the Sardana dance. The eye-catchy dresses added energy to the scintillating performance of the students.
Swaying to the song La Bamba, the performers depicted the spirit of the vibrant Spanish culture. The singers in colourful outfits and coordinated actions burst with effervescence, adding colour to the event.
Post the visual feast of the dance and music performances, the students of grades 1, 2 and 3 enacted a short play, ‘Ferdinand the Bull’. The characters came alive with the excellent acting of the children. The play was replete with a dance by the bulls, flowers and bees, adding life to the play. Packed with narrations, children enacted their roles to perfection.
The students of Std 3 grooved to a foot-tapping action song Mamma Maria. The popular, international hit was well-presented by the students, the enthusiasm spreading smiles across the audience.
The finale was the grand display of the Spanish traditional dance Muineira by the students of Grade 3. Dancing to an expressive, lively tempo and the music of the Gai-taa and percussion instruments, children in Galician costumes enthralled the audience with synchronized footwork and complex choreography. The brilliant performance by the dancers brought the curtains down with thunderous applause from the audience.
The event concluded with the National anthem, sung by the students of Grade 3. The cultural evening was a successful celebration with the children metamorphosing into singers, dancers, actors and speakers through their sheer hard work and zeal.