DIDFC 9 Presentation – Passed Out With Grace, All Our Talents We Truly Embrace

DIDFC 9 presentation

 

It was that time of the year again when the toil, sweat, hard work & patience culminated in an end of course presentation by our ninth batch of DIDFC students , with which the course concluded. It was similar to that time in school, where students couldn’t wait to display their newly acquired skills to their parents in the presence of their idol – Master Terence Lewis himself. ‘SHAPE – SHIFTERS’ showcased short pieces in different styles. Some were devised by the students, others choreographed by their instructors.

Here is a glimpse into the evening:-

1)SYNERGY SUTRA

   DISCIPLINE – YOGA 

(Teacher –Divya Nathani; Piece Mentor :Sunjoy Pradhan )

yoga 1 

The first piece drew its inspiration from yoga asanas, seamlessly emphasising the beauty of the human form.

 

 

2)SUGAR IT UP
DISCIPLINE – JAZZ

(Choreographer & Teacher-Jessica Nicholas)

Broadway Jazz 1

This Broadway style jazz piece, set to Prince’s hit song Cream, was high on style, volume and energy, a stark contrast to the meditative mood of the yoga dance.

 

 

3) THIS MY STORY” –
DISCIPLINE – CONTEMPORARY PIECE 1

(Choreographer & Mentor -Nakula Somana)

contemporary piece

& LOVE LETTERS TO THE SKY
DISCIPLINE – CONTEMPORARY
(Mentor & Choreographer-Terence Lewis)

The students created two contemporary pieces, mentored by Nakula Somana. Like a lot of contemporary work, these were abstract pieces left open to personal interpretation by the audience. The Master himself asked the audience for their views on this piece & was impressed with their insights!

 

 

4) TIMELESS BEAUTY
DISCIPLINE – BALLET:

(Choreographer & Mentor and Ballet Master – Butch Godito)

Ballet 1

After the contemporary pieces, we returned to the origins of dance with ballet & performed to Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker. The piece was a class apart in terms of grace, strength & technique.

 

 

5) ECLIPSE

DISCIPLINE – CONTEMPORARY – PIECE 2
(Choreographed & Structured by Nakula Somana)

Terence contemp

 

Back to contemporary yet again, this time an Indo Western fusion, which drew from Bollywood & was choreographed by Master Terence himself.

 

 

6) BEATS & STREET:
DISCIPLINE – STREET JAZZ 

(Teacher, Choreographer & Mentor – Hemant)

Street Jazz 1

The last piece took everybody by storm, with it’s high octane dance moves and music.

 

The show concluded with a standing ovation & final felications to the DIDFC 9 batch, who passed out not only with a certificate, but fond memories & long lasting friendships from the Terence Lewis Professional Training Instittute.

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