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IPAC  2023 – What is in store for Singapore? Read on to know all about the sessions at IPAC Singapore 2023, in detail in the words of Artistic Director of Apsaras Arts, Aravinth Kumaraswamy

IPAC 2023 is back in Singapore for the 12th year in a row from June 17 to June 25, 2023. The objective of IPAC has been the coming together of practitioners and sharing of experiences, watching curated performances, getting to know off-stage and off-class practices and creating residency opportunities for aspiring creative artists.

IPAC will also host a series of lecture demonstrations and talks at Avai, performance space at Apsaras Arts. The convention features a variety of topics covered by Dr S Sowmya, Embar Kannan, Rama Vaidyanathan, Bragha Bessel, Dr Methil Devika, Ramaa Bharadwaj, Dr VR Devika, Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant and Mohanapriyan Thavarajah. 

This year, we have new faculty members Ramaa Bharadwaj and Dr Mythil Devika who will be handling many workshops and lecture demonstrations. We are excited to have our old faculty members coming back to IPAC with new ideas and curriculum for the masterclasses and they would be presenting exciting lecture demonstrations, specifically curated for IPAC 2023.

IPAC 2023 will present Masterclasses in both Carnatic vocals from June 17 to June 20, 2023 and Carnatic violin on June 10 and June 11. The Bharatanatyam masterclasses will be from June 17 to June 23. Both music and dance will have a segment for teachers’ training too. 

IPAC will also feature two different classical forms of dance – Koodiyattam and Mohiniattam –  both from the state of Kerala. We are also very excited that our music offering is also growing in strength. This time we have two showcase performances as music concerts. 

The showcase performances at Esplanade include Strings of Gold by Embar S Kannan, an ensemble of Carnatic violins, featuring Singapore musicians; Samavaya: A Euphonic Co-existence by Niranjan, which is a blend of Carnatic music, Jazz, Blues, funk and pop by musicians from various backgrounds; Mahishasura Vadham by Kapila Venu, the slaying of Mahishasura, the classic tale of the slaying of Mahishasura by the Goddess Devi, told through Koodiyattam; Skanda Rasam by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, inspired by Lord Murugan, and explores the mythology of the divine being through Bharatanatyam and Anaavaran where Dr Methyl Devika presents an original mix of abstract and representational Mohiniattam sequences

Stay tuned to our social media handles as we unravel all that’s in store at IPAC 2023!

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