Tribute to Dr Sunil Kothari

Welcome to AVAI – The Digital Performance Space by Apsaras Arts to share videos of performances, lecture demonstrations, Live Performance Streaming and more. AVAI will be officially launched in January 2021. Please stay tuned on our FaceBook and Insta page for updates. Singapore pays tribute to DR. Sunil Kothari Friends of Dr Sunil Kothari in … Read more

Nupur Lahari – The tales of Anklet bells by Shivangi Dake Robert

Nupur Lahari – The tales of Anklet bells by Shivangi Dake Robert

  Nupur Lahari – The Tales of Anklet bells  A thematic Kathak solo performance.   Featuring Shivangi Dake Robert  Venue : Stamford Arts Centre  Date:  08/09/2019  at 6pm     Synopsis: The term “Kathak” is derived from the Sanskrit word Katha which means “story”, and Kathakar which means “the one who tells a story”. Kathakars communicated … Read more

Samyoga – The Bond Between Man & Woman

Samyoga – The Bond Between Man & Woman

The Bond Between Man & Woman  By P.N Vikas & Sreeliji Sreedharan  Sat 11th May 2019 Black Box, Stamford Arts Centre / 8pm / Duration 60min  DARSHANA – Intimate Dance Series presents SAMYOGA is a thematic Bharatanatyam duet performance illustrating the bond between man and woman. The concept of hero and heroine dominates in most … Read more

Sambashanam – A Mārgam in Conversation by Sathvikaa Shankar

Sambashanam – A Mārgam in Conversation by Sathvikaa Shankar

A Conversation in Dance By Sathvikaa Shanka Sun 10th March 2019 Black Box, Stamford Arts Centre / 6pm / Duration 60min DARSHANA – Intimate Dance Series presents Bharatanatyam dance artiste Sathvikaa Shankar in “Sambashanam – Conversation in Dance”. In this thematic solo presentation, Sathvikaa will portray the conversations between different characters usually depicted in the story … Read more

FemiNINE – Shades thats Personify Her

FemiNINE – Shades thats Personify Her

A Thematic Bharatanatyam Solo By Banupriya Ponnarasu Date: 27th October 2018 / Time: 8pm Venue: Black Box, Goodman Arts Center, SG 439053  Tickets – https://darshanaseries-oct2018.peatix.com/   Apsaras Arts Dance Company presents femiNINE – Shades that Personify Her A Thematic Bharatanatyam solo featuring Banupriya Ponnarasu at the 4th Edition of Darshana Intimate Dance Series.   Through … Read more

NEELA- An Explorative Bharatanatyam Solo

NEELA- An Explorative Bharatanatyam Solo

By Apsaras Arts Dance Company Featuring Nikita Menon About Neela Blue – colour of the universe, the sky, the ocean, the world from outer space, the colour of the divine, his peacock feather, his eyes …. We are surrounded by this colour with its varied shades and hues. Blue is one of the three primary … Read more

Tribhanga – A Journey through Odissi

Tribhanga – A Journey through Odissi
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Featuring Soumee De
by Apsaras Arts 

 Goodman Black Box Theatre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

Tuesday / 1st May 2018 / 8pm 

DARSHANA presents Soumee De in TRIBHANGA, an Odissi performance. Tribhanga means “Three Bends” which is the defining characteristic posture of the Indian classical dance form – Odissi. This classical dance genre traces its roots to the Mahari dance of Odisha, which is nearly a millennium old, and the dance having been an integral part of the daily rituals at the Jagannath temple of Puri. Soumee De will present a traditional Odissi repertoire, which has been conceived to take the audience through a journey of a dancer’s life. Commencing from the repertoire item Magalacharan, which represents  the entrance of (birth) the dancer onto the stage, concluding in Moksha (salvation) where the dancer reaches ecstasy and reaching the end of her journey. Tirbangha will feature original choreographies by legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, and her own choreography on music composed by Singaporean artistes.  


Soumee is an Economist by education, a creative performing Artiste by passion and a Human Resources advisor by profession. She deeply cares about three causes: Arts, Education and Women. Since the age of four she has trained in Indian Classical dance forms -Kathak and Odissi and is currently learning Odissi and choreography under Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, of Srjan, Bhubaneswar, India. Soumee is a co-founder of “Ethos -Exploring The Odissi Spirit,” a community of Odissi dancers in Singapore with a vision to propagate the dance form across boundaries, geographies and generations. 

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Soumee (91476040)
Priyan (96284066‬)
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DARSHANA – Intimate Dance Series
by Apsaras Arts

Most classical dance forms of India are best appreciated in its intimate setting in close proximity, where the solo dancer is in constant communication with the audience. Many of these dance forms were originally performed in the sanctum of the Hindu temples, then later moved to the royal courts of great rulers, both these settings giving the ideal experience. In the early twentieth century these solo performances were formatted for grand proscenium stages, which have now evolved as ensemble works featuring multiple dancers.

Through this dance series “Darshana”, Apsaras Arts intends to recreate the ancient setting where the audience and the soloist are in unison enjoying the ultimate experience of “Sahrdya” – oneness with each other. Darshana will feature solo performances across the genres of Indian classical dance, with each performance featuring a serious dancer presenting a curated thematic performance, putting the focus lights on Singapore based Indian classical dancers.

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SAMVAD – An interactive experience with Kathak

SAMVAD – An interactive experience with Kathak
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Featuring Avinav Mukherjee
by Apsaras Arts 

Goodman Black Box Theatre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053

Friday / 6th April 2018 / 8pm 

“Samvad – An interactive experience with Kathak” featuring Avinav Mukherjee, Kathak dance artiste and faculty member of Apsaras Arts, Singapore, will be presented as the inaugural performance of “Darshana – Intimate Dance Series” by Apsaras Arts. In this exciting performance Avinav will take his audience on a journey to experience finer nuances of the classical dance form of Kathak, with a line up riveting repertoire choreographed by dance doyen Guru Geetanjali Lal, to be performed in Singapore for the first time ever.

Avinav Mukharji, is the disciple of the  Kathak legend Guru Geetanjali Lal. He is a graded Doordarshan artiste and the recipient of various scholarships from leading institutions including,  C.C.R.T, Sahitya Kala Parishad and Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. Avinav has performed in India and overseas in several prestigious festivals. He was awarded ‘Natya Mayooram’ by Chattisgarh government and ‘Nritya Jyoti’ by Odisha government. Avinav is a Kathak dance artiste with Apsaras Arts Dance Company and the Kathak faculty member with Apsaras Arts Dance Academy in Singapore.

Admission by $20 tkt per person

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Avinav (84539905‬)
Naina (97677497‬)
Shankari (65735866‬)

You can also drop an email for your tkt reservations on apsaras.arts@gmail.com

DARSHANA – Intimate Dance Series
by Apsaras Arts

Most classical dance forms of India are best appreciated in its intimate setting in close proximity, where the solo dancer is in constant communication with the audience. Many of these dance forms were originally performed in the sanctum of the Hindu temples, then later moved to the royal courts of great rulers, both these settings giving the ideal experience. In the early twentieth century these solo performances were formatted for grand proscenium stages, which have now evolved as ensemble works featuring multiple dancers.

Through this dance series “Darshana”, Apsaras Arts intends to recreate the ancient setting where the audience and the soloist are in unison enjoying the ultimate experience of “Sahrdya” – oneness with each other. Darshana will feature solo performances across the genres of Indian classical dance, with each performance featuring a serious dancer presenting a curated thematic performance, putting the focus lights on Singapore based Indian classical dancers.

Read more