The Annual Concert was held at Billabong High recently with gusto and enthusiasm. It was a judicious mix of dance, drama, music and philosophy even. enactments and dances executed by the senior and junior class students with perfection surely reflected their passion and perseverance towards the assigned work.
The program's first formal segment consisted of speeches from Honourable Director Mr. P. Aravindakshan and Principal, Mrs. Sujata Lakhani and included the Annual Report by grade 1 and 2 kids. In a departure from tradition, the annual report of Pre-school was presented by the students of respective sections.
The theme for the junior classes was “The Twist in the Tale”, which was an unconventional take on traditional fairy tales like Red Riding Hood, Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Aladdin, Rapunzel, Pied Piper and Sheikh Chilli etc. . The tiny-tots weaved a web of charm and magic with their stupendous performances enthralling the audience. Musical skits based on various fairy tales were set in different countries portraying varied customs and cultures.
The senior section chose to showcase William Shakespeare's "Seven ages of man" through a sequence of enactments which included select works of the Bard himself, viz, Romeo-Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear. Every age that man passes through namely Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Youth, Middle age, Old age and extreme old age was characterized with a skit.
The enactments were deftly interwoven with dances which included latest Bollywood hits to pinpoint the taste of the younger generation as also to cater to some sections of the audience. The 2 Shakespearean plays retained their essence by the use of Shakespearean language in what was intended to be a moment of nostalgia to the students of the Bard as it helped the parents recall their own, old school days.
Mesmerising performances by the children and the fluid choreography of the dances kept the appreciative audience captive in their seats despite the length of the program.
The overwhelming performance given by young Billabongers left parents and guests spellbound and speechless. Indeed it was a flawless and spectacular event as stated by parents during departure.