Touring to India with “Alapadma”

By Kshirja Govind “No matter what, as dancers, we should all bond well and become a cohesive unit to bounce energy off each other. This simple advice went on to become the unofficial motto of our India trip. The energy we were bouncing of each other between dancers, between the dancers and the musicians, and … Read more

“Performing is the spirit to connect and collaborate”- an interview with Seema Hari Kumar

By Vidhya Nair “Performing is not about the self alone. It is about the audience, the collective. The spirit to connect with people and collaborating to create.” Since childhood, Seema has been associated with Apsaras Arts. As a performer, teacher and core team member, her dance journey has nurtured her love and appreciation for the … Read more

Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora: The new force spreading Carnatic music and dance worldwide

Triumphing over hatred and hardships, the community is rebuilding By Anil Srinivasan In the absolutely gorgeous first few scenes of Mani Ratnam’s Kannathil Muthamittal, we see the fragile beauty of a war-ravaged landscape and how love can blossom like a flower even amidst the morass of hatred. The film is of course set against the … Read more

Digital Events

Digital Events December 2020-January 2021 season has been active with the digital performances featured at the Dance festivals and Music video releases in India and Singapore. Here is a round up and video links to the music and dance features: Nadopasana” (Worship through Music), a concert series that commemorates the birth anniversary of Apsaras Arts … Read more


DIAP Residency Performance “Aathi Antham Illai – Journey Through Numbers”: a DIAP Residency performance was presented by Sreedevi Sivarajasingam of Omkar Arts & troupe from 16th to 18th January at Esplanade Theatre Studio as part of their “Raga” showcase. This production was mentored by Rama Vaidyanathan and guided by Aravinth Kumarasamy, music was composed by … Read more

Bharata Natyam

By Dr Sunil Kothari Synopsis Bharata Natyam, the most popular classical Indian dance-form, has received universal approbation as one of the subtlest expressions of Indian culture. Its intimate connection with the temple, as a ritualistic art, mirroring the imperceptible feelings of a devotee reflects the inwardness of Hindu culture. “Its amazing inner resilience has once … Read more

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