St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri, Delhi St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School
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St. Mark's Sr. School, Janakpuri hosts Kathak Dance Recital - (10 November 2014)
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The school hosted a Kathak Dance Recital by the renowned artist Smt. Mahua Shankar under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 10 November 2014 in the school premises. The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the school Principal Ms. Rama Sethi along with the artists.

Kathak exponent enthralled the audience with her mesmerizing foot work, facial expressions and homogeneity in presentation of this vibrant dance form.

Jugalbandi of artist with tabla left the audience spellbound. It was both an entertaining and instructive workshop.
Spic Macay Programme - (17 April 2014)
St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri hosted "Sitar Recital Cum Lecture" under the aegis of "Spic Macay" on 17th Apirl. The show commenced with the traditional lighting of lamp. School Principal Ms. Rama Sethi, welcomed the Sitar Recital exponent, Sh. Shubhendra Rao and his team of accompanying artists.

The performance received much praise from the young audience who were thrilled and spell bound to get a taste of impeccable performance on the strings of Sitar.

A mesmerizing jugalbandi on Tabla kept the audience glued to their place. An informative and & interactive session between students & artists culminated the programme.
St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri hosts Kathakali Lecture cum Demonstration - (7 October 2013)
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The school hosted KATHAKALI LECTURE CUM DEMONSTRATION by the renowned artist Sh. Kalamandalam Amaljit under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 7 October 2013.

The artist explained 24 basic mudras of Kathakali and their usage and used in daily life situations in dance form. Each movement, gesture and expression was thoroughly explained to the students.

Later the main dance recital transported the audience to an ethereal world of senses and left them spell bound. Vibrant and colourful costumes, energetic yet graceful dance moves and the familiar but interesting facial expressions made the recital all the more appealing. The dexterous hand movements and agile footwork along with the novelty of the traditional dance in sync with modern day thought of environment protection was mighty impressive. A stunning performance in elaborate costumes depicting a scene from Mahabharata by the artist without rendering of any vocals made it highly appreciable.

A very informative and interactive session with students.
First International Convention of Spic Macay - (20 to 26 May 2013)
Our School took part in the First International Convention of Spic Macay held in IIM, Kolkata from 20 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. More than 2500 delegates of schools and colleges from India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Indonesia and Portugal participated in it. Our students participated in Kshatriya dance and phad painting. It was a life time experience to watch live the great gurus like Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Teejan Bai, Pt. Rajan – Sajan Mishra, Ustad Rashid Khan etc. The group comprised of Aditi Sharma (X A), Khyati Gaur (X A), Surbhi Chopra (X A), Kunica Gupta (X C) and Harshita Sharma (X D) was headed by Ms. Swati Banerji.
Spic Macay - Odissi Dance Recital - (9 April 2013)
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SMS, Janakpuri - Spic Macay - Odissi Dance Recital : Click to EnlargeSMS, Janakpuri - Spic Macay - Odissi Dance Recital : Click to EnlargeThe school hosted Odissi Dance Recital by the renowned artist Smt. Ranjana Gauhar under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 9th April 2013 in the school premises.

The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school Principal Mrs. Rama Sethi.

The highly proficient dances explained the nuances of the dance, significance of mythological stories adapted in dance forms. She began the presentation with Shiv Stuti and went on to present an interesting and instructive dance on Meera Bai’s lyrics.

SMS, Janakpuri - Spic Macay - Odissi Dance Recital : Click to EnlargeAn interaction with students made the session not only enjoyable but informative too. It was an unforgettable life experience for the students as they were exposed to the cultural heritage of classical dances of India.
Quawwali Presentation & Bharatnatyam Dance Recital - (3 & 5 December 2012)
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Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, our school organized a Quawwali Presentation by Sh. Gulam Sabir & Sh. Gulam Waris on 3 December 2012 in the school premises. The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school Principal Ms. Rama Sethi.

It was indeed a delightful presentation wherein the great quwallas explained the difference between real and original Quawwali and how it has changed gradually over the years, imbibing nuances of various religious and regions.

Rendering of Amir Khusro & the ever popular devotional song ‘Duma Dum Mast Kalandar’ left the audience spellbound. Vote of thanks for the presentation was proposed by the school Principal Ms. Rama Sethi.
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The school hosted Bharatnatyam Dance Recital by renowned artist Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 5 December 2012 in the school premises.

The artist was accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher.

Bharatnatyam exponent enthralled the audience with perfection in Presentations of this vibrant dance form. She explained different mudras in detail and answered the queries of the students. Vote of thanks for the presentation was proposed by the school Vice Principal Ms. Alka Kher.
Workshop of Bharatnatyam - (15 to 18 November 2011)
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Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, a workshop of Bharatnatyam was conducted by Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan from 15th to 18th November 2011. Twenty three students comprised the group which underwent intensive training for four days. Apart from training students in the basics of the dance form, nuances and finer points were taught. Students benefitted immensely from the workshop and a fine dance recital was performed as the grand finale.

In reciprocation to the dedication shown by the students Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan, the legendary Classic Guru presented books on “Bharatnatyam”, and “Classical Dances of India” to the school.
Dance Recital in Mohiniattam - (14 November 2011)
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Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY our school organiazed a wonderful Dance Recital in Mohiniattam by Smt. Bharati Shivaji on 14th November 2011.

Smt. Bharati Shivaji presented a dance recital along with explanation of all the nine ‘Rasas’ with ‘Abhinay’ and commentary.

Her graceful and languor movements, which are the essentials of Mohiniattam, enhanced the beauty of the dance. Later a ‘Jugalbandi’ of ‘Mridangam’ and Edakka translated the audience to an altogether different world.
The school hosts Odissi Dance Recital - (19 April 2011)
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Spic Macay - Odissi Dance Recital : Click to EnlargeUnder the aegis of SPIC MACAY, a lecture cum demonstration on Odissi dance was organized in the school on 19 April 2011 by Smt. Kiran Segal and her troupe.

The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school Manager Mr. L. K. Rai and Principal Mrs. Rama Sethi.

A renowned and distinguished and highly decorative performer, Ms. Kiran Segal held the audience in spellbound. She not only explained the nuances and complexities of the dance but amply demonstrated with mesmerizing performances.
Kathakali Intensive Workshop - (25 November to 1 December 2010)
Kathakali Intensive by Shri. EVOOR RAJENDRA PILLAI
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Spic Macay - Virasat 2010Our school conducted an intensive workshop on 'Kathakali' from 25th November 2010 to 1st December 2010 by Sh. Evoor Ranjendran Pillai. Our students were enlightened with the knowledge of 'Kathakali' basic mudras with slokas, navras sloka with abhinaya and the movements. It was really a learning experience for the students.
Heritage Walk 2010 - (30 October 2010)
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Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec.Public School, Janak Puri went for a ‘Heritage Walk’ to Qutub Minar, the worlds “Tallest Brick Minaret” on 30th October 2010. Renowned historian Dr. Ramji Narayan who accompanied the group was kind enough to spare his valuable time to reminisce the history of the amalgamation of Hindu – Muslim culture.
Manipuri Dance Recital - (20 October 2010)
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A Manipuri Dance Recital by renowned artists Guru Raj Kumar Singhajit Singh and Smt. Charu Sija was hosted by St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janak Puri under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 20th October 2010 in the school premises.

The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school manager Mr. L. K. Rai.
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The audience transcended to ‘Duapara Yug’ where Lord Krishna played Holi with Radha. And in the next sequence Arjun met Chitrangada, the daughter of King of Manipur through their mesmerizing & unique choreography. The Manipuri drummers created magic with a concoction of moves and relentless energy for which the audience rapturously applauded.

It was an unforgettable life experience for the students as they were enthralled by the cultural heritage of classical dances of India.
25th SPIC MACAY National Convention - (1 to 6 June 2010)
Students of St. Mark’s Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri attended SPIC MACAY Silver Jubilee National Convention held at IIT, Kanpur. This was a unique cultural experience for the students as they got the opportunity to see the live performances on stage by some of the world renowned classical music and classical dance artists during the six day convention from 1st to 6th June 2010.

Besides the daily yoga session, a variety of workshops in Indian crafts like embroidery, wood carving, pottery, Madhubani, patua painting, paper Machie, bamboo weaving, handloom cloth weaving etc., intensives in music both folk and classical, and also in Indian dances were offered to the participants.

The Classical Overnight on the last day by renowned artists – Ustd. Abdul Rashid Khan (Vocalist), Ustd. Shahid Parvez Khan (Sitarist) Pt.Vishwamohan Bhatt – (MohanVeena Player) & Padma Bhushan T. N. Krishnan (Carnatic Violin) was truly an amazing experience for everyone.
The school hosted Kathak Dance recital by the renowned artist Pandit Rajendra Gangani - (5 May 2010)
The school hosted Kathak Dance recital by the renowned artist Pandit Rajendra Gangani Under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 5th May 2010 in the school premises.

The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school Manager Mr. L.K. Rai and Vice Principal Mrs. Alka Kher.
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The jugalbandi with accompanied artist on Tabla was a new exposure for one and all. The enthralled audience along with the representative of SPIC MACAY and Critics from Media exploded with applause on presentation of Kathak dance recital by the exponent. It was an unforgettable life experience for the students as they were exposed to the cultural heritage of classical dances of India.

St. Mark's Sr. Sec. Public School, Janakpuri Hosts Kuchipudi Dance Recital - (2009)
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Under the signs of ‘Spic Macay’ our school hosted a Kuchipudi Dance Recital by the renowned artists Sh. Jayarama Rao & Smt. Vanashree Ra under the aegis of 'SPIC MACAY' on 21st of November 2009 in the school premises.
Spic Macay - Kuchipudi Dance Recital
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Kuchipudi exponents enthralled the audience with perfection in synchronization and homogeneity in presentations of this vibrant dance form. They explained different mdras in detail and answered the queries of the students. Vote of thanks was proposed by the School Principal, Ms. Rama Sethi.
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Kathakali Workshop - (30 Nov. to 4 Dec. 2009)
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The School organized an intensive workshop on ‘Kathakali’ by renowned artist Shri. Evoor Rajendran Pillai under the aegis of ‘SPIC MACAY’ from 30 November to 4 December 2009.

Students got to know about ‘Kathakali’, its origin, 24 basic mudras, basic steps and facial expressions etc. Students underwent special practice sessions to learn to control their eye movement to express and emote the Navras i.e. Srinagar, Hasya, Bhayanak, Karuna, Roudra, Veer, Beebhats, Adbhut and Shant.

It was really a learning experience for the students.