Delfites and Dance teacher Patrali Mukherjee along with Music teacher Neeraj Sharma got an opportunity to showcase Indian Culture through the language of Music and Dance at XXIII Voru International Folklore Festival ,Estonia 2017 organized by International Council of Organization of Folklore Festival and Folk Arts.
Every year in July hundreds of dancers, musicians and singers from Estonia and all over the world come together in Võru and give everyone a chance to experience the folklore of different countries. Colourful concerts and dance parties, accordion playing competition, workshops, street dancing, songs about the eve on the beach of lake Tamula, concerts of young folk musicians, midnight movies, art and handicraft fair – all of this makes up the Võru Folklore Festival. It was a four day event from July 6 to July 9, 2017. Breathtaking performances of Delfites kept the spectators glued to their seats. Everyone present was excited to know about Indian culture and rituals such as welcome ceremonies, Mehendi, Rangoli,Saree Draping etc. They were eager to know about Indian Classical dance. Hritali Mukherjee, Grade XI demonstrated Kathak dance for the audience. Navya Sharma, Gauri Sharma, Divyanshi Pant were amongst the other participants from the school. Performance of Delfites was very much appreciated and applauded. They came back with many souvenir. By sharing the diversity of folklore that each country and region has to offer, including of course traditional Estonian music and dance, the festival manages to strengthen bonds of culture and friendship between countries.
Delfite Navya Sharma shared ‘I am thankful to the school for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful trip to Estonia, a country in Europe. It was a beautiful exchange of culture through the medium of Dance and Music. I am thankful to Ms. Laura and Ms. Halway, our mentors from Estonia for their guidance throughout. I look forward for more such opportunities to represent my country and school’
‘I gave my Solo Kathak Dance presentation. It was a moment of pride for me to represent my motherland at a global platform. I am thankful to my school for giving me such a wonderful opportunity’- Hritali Mukherjee – XI A
‘Performing at such a big platform was a big moment of my life! I not only performed individually but also got an opportunity to represent my country. I am thankful to my teacher Ms. Patrali and the School for putting their trust in my capabilities’ – Divyanshi Pant – X B