Sunday, 6 December 2015

Gwalior Glory High School has come of age and is realising the vision that its founders have set and is fulfilling it by imparting quality education to its students and bringing in a strong balance between academics and co-curricular activities, thus shaping the future citizens of the nation into wholesome individuals, who can contribute towards building the nation with strong morality, ethics and rich culture ingrained in them.

Gloritage, the Annual Function that about 700 students are putting up on stage, has been painstakingly prepared with teachers and students working on the event for the past two and a half months. The ball set rolling in March, when a brainstorming session with teachers eventually ended up with the theme of a vivid variety show, displaying the talent that the school teachers nurture in the form of dance, music and theater.

The programme is branched into five major themes - Music, Classical Dances, Skits with values, Folk Dances and Western Dances. The lesser known art forms are presented in a mesmerizing way.


·        Orchestra

(An amalgamation of 20 instruments and 64 players playing Raag Yaman initially Indian Classical and then Western Fusion)

·        Glorivox People

(The Glorivox People are an ensemble performing vocal theater combining a cappella and beat box vocals to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra)

·        Qawwali

 (A mixture of two renditions by 74 students invoking Ajmer Sharif in partial Sufi style)

·        English Choir

(91 students present the very popular English song ‘The Best Day of My Life’

by American Authors)

·        Rock Band

(Glorythm, the rock band of the school presents ‘Nothing is Impossible’ and ‘Everyday is a New Day’)

Classical Dance

·        Mohiniattam & Kathakali

(The Dance forms from Kerala depicting the story of the forms of Vishnu)

·        Sattriya

(The dance form from Assam depicting the Vaishnava faith)

·        Bharatnatyam

(The dance form from Tamil Nadu depicting the beauty of Krishna in his youth)

·        Manipuri

(The dance form from Manipur depicting Lord Krishna and Radha playing Raas with Gopis)

·        Kathak

(The dance form from Uttar Pradesh depicts through modern music the combination of Taal and Lay)


·        The story of Angulimala

(Students enact the story to bring out the theme of transformation of the wicked dacoit into a saintly person with the preachings of Lord Buddha from the Jataka Tales)

·        Cinderella

(Students enact the manner in which Cinderella was transformed into a beautiful maiden by a prince who discovered her through a lost shoe and won her heart)

·        The Cap seller and the Monkeys

(The students enact the story from the Panchatantra of monkeys who steal away the caps of the cap seller when he is resting under a tree and how the cap seller cleverly takes back the caps from the monkeys by making them imitate him)

·        The Wise Tree

(Students convey the message of interdependence of man and animals to balance the environment drawn from the Jataka Tales)

·        Ranga Siyaar

(Students as animals show how they get befooled by the coloured jackal and accept him as King and soon realise that what they see is different from what it actually is drawn from the Panchatantra)

Folk Dance

·        The Sway of Himachal Pradesh

(Students dance to the tune of the folk music played during Dussehra)

·        The Heart of Incredible India

(Young boys and girls dance to the folk lore of Jhanji and Tesu used before Diwali by the locals to signify the importance of the girl’s homecoming)

·        The mesmerising movements of Orissa

(Boys as warriors wield their swords to Mayurbhanj Chhau dance followed by the Purulia Chhau with boys wearing masks depicting the victory of the good over evil)

·        The colours of festivity from Maharashtra

(The dancers depict the celebrations of Gondhal, a tribute to God Khandoba where devotees dance to brisk music to appease Lord Shiva throwing turmeric in air and creating a divine aura)

·        The praise of the Rain Goddess in Tamil Nadu

(Dancers dance to robust music with pots on their heads celebrating the rains)

Western Dance

·        Contemporary Dance

(Svelte dance moves are made by the dancers signifying the novelty in western dances)

·        Hip Hop

(A style of street dancing with breaking, locking and popping)

·        Stomping

(Dancers build a rhythm by banging their feet to music and creating harmony through steps in a synchronized way)

·        Electro Dance

(Dance moves in the dark using LED lights to outline the patterns through coordinated movements)

·        Empathy

(Inclusiveness followed in school through graceful body gestures celebrating life to the fullest)