The Greatest Showman -A musical extravaganza at DPS International, Gurgaon
Students of DPS International, Gurgaon celebrated their Annual Day on the October 23, 2019. The spectacular show was based on an adaptation of the 1871 play, ‘The Greatest Showman’ and left the audience filled with wonder and pride. The show, passionately put together by the cast and crew of Grades 4 and 5, stirred the hearts of one and all with its awe inspiring performances and impeccable dance routines.
The show was graced by Ms.Devyani Jaipuria, Pro-Vice Chairperson, DPS International who was accompanied by esteemed guests from the family .
‘Comfort is the enemy of progress’ opined the protagonist, P.T.Barnum in the play and this feeling resonated strongly with the young performers. Students partnered with teachers and peers; while constantly striving for perfection that reinforced attributes of self-management and mindfulness. Exuberance filled the air as stilt artists lined up showcasing their newfound talent along with discreet shadow puppets breathing life into the magical and illusory gully. Meanwhile, on stage, aerial acts along with acrobatics and gymnastics made its way in many hearts.
The attempt to reconfigure the path breaking concept from the nineteenth century circus into a 21st century show by intricately weaving art, music and pertinent life lessons, all into one grand musical performance was met with great success.