Everyone is endowed with the gift of imagination and creativity. All of us at some point of time have desired to escape into the land of fantasy either through fairy tales or fiction.
“Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.”
With this view as well,” we entered this well-trodden path of fantasy, fiction, mystery and adventure through our Anandvan 2014-15 theme revolving around the “Caribbean Calypso”. MRVites enacted through a musical play, the most thrilling deeds of Anansi, the tiny but smart spider and the most feared Tiger, in the Caribbean.
Anansi is one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore.He is depicted in different ways. In our play Anansi appeared as a simple spider with extraordinary intellect. Set in the most adventurous setting of a forest with talking animals, it surely kept our audiences tuned in to their seats. The tasks given to Anansi and the way he outwitted the tiger were irresistible to watch. The play was packed with fun, frolic, humour and lot of foot tapping Calypso music played by our very own school choir.
The dances were interwoven in the script and each and every child got an opportunity to display their talent. Apart from performing on stage as various characters and dancers, even tasks like production and audio visual presentation was taken up by MRV students. Even contemporary costumes for the animal characters were designed by our budding designers.
For the first time in the history of MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, we successfully had two shows of Anandvan in order to give a considerable chunk of exposure to every child and also due to our growing school strength. Our parents were taken on an arm chair journey away from these concrete jungles and to the enchanting, entertaining, and sensational wildwood web of intriguing animals.... It was indeed Anandvan – the jungle of joy, and the safari ride was awesome.