Urdu Drama Festival 2012
The much awaited Annual Urdu Drama Festival was held on 28 May 2012. The event generated great interest among the students and it attracted a large number of parents and audience.
The festival began with the national anthem. The first performance was an Urdu adaptation of “Lion King”. Students of grade 5 and 6 were clad in different costumes of lions, hyenas, birds and other beasts. The stage became alive with all kinds of creatures vying for power in the jungle. Finally, Simba, claims his right to the throne and peace is restored. The next performance was a dance which was presented by grade 3 boys. Mrs. Hamza had choreographed their movements and steps. In perfect harmony, the “little men” enthralled the audience. Everyone stamped their feet to the music and clapped jubilantly.
The third item was a folk dance prepared by grades 7 and 8 girls. Under the guidance of Mrs. Mashood, students danced to the tune of a popular folk song! Later on excerpts from legendary Urdu poets such as Allama Iqbal, Ghalib and Parveen Shakir were delivered by students and Mrs. Shah. The poems were recited in the traditional style. The basic aim was to promote Iqbal’s message that one must create his own world, if one has to live a full life.
A wonderful karate show was presented by students of grades 4, 5 and 6. Mrs. Shahmira had trained the students well and they captured the audience’s attention by their show of discipline and skill. In the words of Ms. Margo, the performance was “outstanding!” Later grade 7 girls and boys stole the show by dancing in the dark! They had lights and bulbs all over their clothes, shoes and gloves which glimmered and glowed as the dancers twirled. It was simply beautiful.
Students of KG 2 and grade 1 participated in the dress show. They were clad in the national dresses of different countries. It was a colorful segment and everyone loved it! Another performance that touched everyone’s heart was the dress show/ song done by students of grades 2, 3 and 4.
The evening came to a close with the revival of the good old days of the classics. Omar Akram of grade 11LB presented a classical performance. Finally, the festival of song and dance, drama and poetry came to an end – and with much anticipation we all look forward the next year’s Urdu gala!