as Visiting Faculty for the Dance Department , Pathways World School ('09-'10) ;
I experienced the joy and challenges of having to teach a whole range of children spanning age groups between as little as 2 yrs (day care kids) and 18 years (Grade 12) !
It was fun to be able to teach all sorts: from an Asereje for the kids to a Rhydhun for the seniors, needless to mention a more hip Lady Gaga routine for the adolescent part of the school, the Middle school!
the School Building did manage to elicit responses like , "Wow! that looks like a resort!"from almost anyone who saw it. I tried to refrain from getting too carried away, but well.. i must confess to a few episodes of getting lost in the vast landscape that is Pathways!!
thats Norbu Tshering and I :
Visiting Faculty for Dance!
it was fun and a great learning
experience for me to work with him.
A natural with kids, he worked hard
to hone them not only into better
dancers but also more confident
Flying High :
during our Children's Day performance , wherein all the Primary School teachers danced to entertain the kids .. after all, its "their" day.. !
p.s: and this is one of my all time favorite pictures for obvious reasons!
a better view of us performing a Bollywood number for the kids! super fun!
chilling on a bean bag : after performance !
My favorite favorite grade in the whole school : Grade 1 !!!
all dressed up and beaming for 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti (if my memory serves me right!)!!
SENIOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
performing a piece called " Within Us" : a theatrical amalgamation of Jesus Christ Superstar, Rhydhun and Jai Ho(from the movie Slumdog Millionaire), showing different human dispositions like chaos, peace and a celebration of the human spirit .
This piece was performed by the Seniors for The Annual Founder's Day (December,2009) . However, due to the usual chaos before any show, I failed to click their snaps on D-day ! To give you an idea, however, are these pictures from their Dress Rehearsal!!! enjoy :)
the entire crew :D jumping for joy at the Grand Finale !!!!
Core Group Dancers of Middle School , grooving it to "UMBRELLA" (by Rihanna) , and freezing in the end !
p.s: Awww!! my haute girls and macho boys!! :D
Simply a snippet from the Founders' Day Tech Rehearsal ! Grade 4 performs as Norbu watches on ... !
sets during the day!
My "Korean Beauties" ! these are some incredibly cute Kindergarten Kids dressed up as Koreans! well.. owing to the vast racial diversity in the school , these kids dressed as Koreans, Africans, Asians, British etc.. and their piece was.. well.. worth a watch ;)
a mother dressing up her "African"
kid.. also my Centrestage Girl,
My "Girls" (and one boy LOL) on show day! and NO! those are NOT their costumes!! ;)
and that is "Gurkaran" (the first to get dressed haha!) alongwith "Aditya Vohra"(one of the Loudest kids you could encounter); almost as if to say , "you aren't ready yet lad??!!"
Our Kingdom Of Indians!and thats Little Pranav posing for me!!
Sophia, Amy & Anjali from Grade 2 playing the "fishes" they eventually performed as !
Alexandria and Jessica
goofing around as usual ..
memories etched out for a lifetime ...
okay, this insanely long post has finally come to an end! You may return to doing whatever it is that you were !!