SAMVAD – An interactive experience with Kathak

SAMVAD – An interactive experience with Kathak
 

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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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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Prema Mārgam by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah

Prema Mārgam by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah

At Kala Vibhavam / SIFAS Festival

Friday /3oth March 2018 / 8pm / SIFAS Auditorium, 2A, Starlight Road, Singapore 217755

Thavarajah of Apsaras Arts will be presenting a thematic Bharatanatyam performance titled “Prema Maargam” cantered around the human emotion of love. Strung together based on the traditional repertoire, Mohanapriyan has choreographed featuring the triple gems of this emotion in “Bhakthi-Shringaram-Vatsalyam”. The devotees love for the divine, the love for one’s beloved, and the love of the parent to the child, are all beautiful shades of this human emotion of love. Prema Maargam will feature traditional temple compositions, evergreen compositions of the Thanjavur Quartet and contemporary poetry of Maha Kavi Bharathi. Mohanapriyan will be accompanied by a live music orchestra featuring faculty members from SIFAS. 


Mohanapriyan Thavarajah is recognized as one of the world’s young male Bharatanatyam artiste and choreographer based in Singapore, as a principal dancer, resident choreographer and dance faculty member with Apsaras Arts Dance Company and Academy. Mohanapriyan’s innovative choreographic contributions for Apsaras Arts Dance Company’s iconic productions including  Anjaneyam (2017), Agathi (2017), Alapadma (2016), Anjasa (2015), Adum Arul Jothi (2014), Angkor (2013) and Sita’s Magical Forest (2012) have been well received and have been on multiple international tours to festivals in Asia Pacific and Europe. As a soloist, Mohanapriyan has been presented by several leading Sabhas in Chennai, India during the annual Margazhi season and he has performed in several prestigious venues and festivals across United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Australia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Mohanapriyan is a first class gold medalist for his academic achievements in dance for his Bachelors, Masters and MPhil degrees and is currently pursing his doctoral Phd research in dance. His maiden book based on his research of South East Asian dance will be launched in 2018. Mohanapriyan is a recipient of several awards in Sri Lanka and India.

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