Zero and One Rule the Stage

The NiBS amphitheatre throbbed with an unmatched energy and enthusiasm when the students of Classes Ankur to II took centre stage to put up an outstanding show, marking our tenth year celebrations! Parents and the other guests were in for a treat as our young Ankurs welcomed them with a peppy number song that set the tone for the wonderful programme that lay ahead.
The stage came alive with a riot of colours when the little ones invoked the blessings of Goddess Saraswati and Lord Krishna through an array of classical dances. Their graceful movements, earnest expressions and colourful costumes added glitter to their magnificent performance, garnering thunderous applause from the audience.
Ankurs and Pallavs chose the medium of dance to trace the journey of number 1 as it travelled from the tribes of Australia to India and then finally to other parts of the world. While Ankur Bahaar’s aboriginal dance was packed with power, Ankur Basan’t Arabian dance was poetry in motion with sinuous and flowing movements.
Children of Pallav Basant spread the fragrance and beauty of the Mahua flower as they danced to the melodious tunes of ‘Mahua Jhare’- a popular folk song of Chhattisgarh.
Showcasing the face-off between the Indian Numerals and the Roman Numbers, a dance competition was organized by the children of Pallav Bahaar .This was one battle where both opponents emerged victorious as both the Indian numerals and Roman numbers are integral and hold their own special place in the world of Mathematics.
The highlight of the show was a fractured fairytale titled ‘Zero the Hero.’ Filled with music, dance and drama, the act by students of Classes 1 and 2 revolved around Zero seeking his identity. Finding his way out of mystery- box Zero comes across various well known characters from Fairy Tales who try to help him out in every mean possible.
While the Ginger Bread Man identified him to as a doughnut, Red Riding Hood was all set to take him to her grandmother. Just as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves had almost convinced him that he was an apple, there came Mr. Richie Rich who took him to the bank and showed him how he added worth to the other numbers, especially on currency notes.
Joyous at discovering his identity and his coming together with the other numbers, Zero spread celebratory cheer among all which was depicted through a euphoric dance performance on the foot- tapping numbers- “Ande ka Funda’ and “Selfie”.
The show-stopper saw one and all singing and grooving along as the children set the stage on fire. The unceasing applause for the Finale was proof that the show was enjoyed by all and would not be forgotten for days to come!