JMS took center stage with an enthralling theater performance during their highly anticipated year-end production event, “The Legend of Hanoman.” Held at the prestigious JMS Assembly Hall on Saturday (3/6/2023), this captivating production drew inspiration from the renowned Ramayana legend. The narrative revolved around the significant role of Hanoman, who played a pivotal part in Rama’s heroic quest to rescue Shinta from the clutches of the formidable Ravana. With a rich storyline steeped in mythology, the audience was transported into a world of adventure, heroism, and timeless folklore.
The legendary tale of Hanuman came to life on stage through the remarkable performances of JMS students who underwent rigorous auditions. Hannya Fatihah Siregar, Patrick Jerin Stotzel, Yukiko Aisyah, and Kano Kafka Muhammad took on the main roles, breathing authenticity and depth into their characters. Their dedication and talent shone through, captivating the audience with their compelling portrayals. The commitment to excellence from these JMS students showcased their immense potential and artistic prowess, making the live theater experience truly memorable.
The art performance, skillfully produced by Mr. Nino, brought a vibrant energy that left the audience in awe. The seamless coordination of the talented actors and actresses played a significant role in captivating the spectators. Their exceptional acting skills breathed life into the characters, leaving a lasting impression on everyone present. Complementing the remarkable performances was the awe-inspiring stage setting, with its grandeur and magnificence adding another layer of enchantment to the production. The synergy between the performers, production team, and stage design created an immersive experience that truly mesmerized the audience.
The theater’s year-end production of “The Legend of Hanoman” at JMS went above and beyond to create an immersive experience for the audience. Incorporating video and light effects added depth and spectacle to the show, captivating viewers and drawing them further into the story. The surprise of a small man appearing from the back seat of the audience injected an element of spontaneity and excitement, leaving many attendees pleasantly surprised. The theater stage came alive with captivating dance performances, including the enchanting My Universe Dance, graceful Butterfly Dance, rhythmic Kecak Dance, emotional Boys Don’t Cry Dance, fiery Fire Dance, and the vibrant Lion Dance. These mesmerizing dance sequences added a dynamic and cultural dimension to the production, further enhancing the overall spectacle and engaging the audience on multiple levels.
The live music performed by JMS students added an extra layer of enchantment to the theatrical performance, enhancing the overall ambiance and emotional impact of the scenes. It exemplified the diverse talents and creativity nurtured within the school’s artistic community. This event is a testament to JMS’s commitment to fostering a well-rounded education beyond academic boundaries. By providing opportunities for students to showcase their artistic abilities, JMS demonstrates its dedication to cultivating a vibrant and thriving arts culture within its international learning environment.