From 10th February 2020 to 14th February 2020 around 1900 students from classes III to VIII and almost 350 students along with their teachers from 5 Municipal Schools of Pune had the opportunity to witness ‘Junoon Arts At Play’, a week long encounter, with theatre and contemporary dance.
Dolkar Doma Aur Yeti is a play about four children and their friendship with two old women. The play was very entertaining for the children of this age group. It had a perfect mix of humour, emotions and had an element of suspense too.
The play Jhumpa, brought positive human values and the magic of theatre to children but also depicted both, the child in an adult and the mature voice in the child. It was a brew of talent and compassion where children learnt some very important lessons of life.
Delhi Public School, Pune took an initiative to provide a platform to young minds through an interactive and enriching week long workshop ‘Junoon – Arts at Play’. On day three and four they had encounter with contemporary dance, a form that explores the area of revolutionary unconventional movements that were gathered from all the dance styles of the world.
“Contemporary dance” is a dance about the ordinary that we often miss –like the ordinariness of a spiral inside a sea shell, like the waves that keep coming home to the shore endlessly, like the sale of wet earth after the first rain.
The incredible movements and patterns formed by these passionate and experienced performers left them astounded. They could connect with the universal language of dance and were mesmerized by the whole experience.