To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.
– Joana Macy
True to this quote, Ekya School ITPL put on a tribute to the human senses, in the form of a Sound and Light show. As part of the Open Day, organized in November, the Sound and Light show organized by our students had an innovative twist, combining the influences of Mathematics, History, Art and Architecture.
India is an amalgamation of various cultures, the beauty of which is clearly evident in the numerous architectural marvels present in our country. Math and architecture being intricately linked, and each of these well-constructed structures clearly display notable mathematical concepts. Through the Sound and Light show, the students showcased these concepts associated with famous landmarks like the Nachiar Kovil, the Konark Sun Temple and the Taj Mahal, also highlighting the rich culture of the lands where these structures exist.
Enthralled by the visuals before them, the audience got to learn more about the mathematical concepts behind each structure through informative presentations.
On display were the various dance forms of Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kathak and Sufi, presented with the corresponding landmark and the state it belonged to. Members of the audience were treated to shadow performances, using their sense of sight to perceive the movements of the dances with live background music played by students. Being transported to another dimension, where music, dance and art brought alive the essence of incredible India, this was a unique experience that turned out to be truly memorable and enthralling for everyone present.
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