On August 7th Artistic Director, Aravinth Kumarasamy participated in a panel discussion by Aalaap Concepts named “Dance in the Now : Episode 3 Context of Curation.”
The discussion centred on the idea of curation and the way online medium and technology affects curation of festival and events and the guiding principles of curation during the pandemic and beyond. Four Dance Curators across the globe, namely, Amrita Lahiri, Aravinth Kumarasamy, Manjot Chawla, Sahasra Sambamoorthi all shared insightful views on some of the current trends they have observed online and how digital curation is likely to be key for most venues in the coming year.
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On August 8th, Apsaras Arts was featured on Television (in Tamil & English) as recipient of the inaugural Stewards of Intangible Cultural Heritage Award. This award was conferred by National Heritage Board, Singapore in June 2020.
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On August 8th and 9th, in celebration of Singapore’s 55th National Day Apsaras Arts team celebrated by participating in Marine Parade Cluster’s e-NDP programs, showcasing the diversity of the cultures at Singapore. Apsaras Arts Dance company and academy students performed Bhartanatyam, Kathak and Odissi pure dance sequences in this widely watched community event premiered over the National Day weekend on marine Parade Cluster’s Face book page. Click here
Apsaras Arts also celebrated through a dance video featuring multicultural dancers who unite through the language of classical dance movements and wishes Singapore a Happy National Day.
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On August 11th, on the auspicious occasion of Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary, Apsaras Arts Academy released a series of digital performance videos featuring students in celebration of “Krishna Janmashtami. This thematic event witnesses the dance performances in three forms- Kathak, Bharatnatyama and Odissi.
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