Memories of an Odissi-dancer-to-watch from the International Dance Festival at Bengaluru

Memories of an Odissi-dancer-to-watch from the International Dance Festival at Bengaluru By Soumee De Early on a chilly January morning, when I landed from sunny Singapore at the Bengaluru airport, I was both anxious and excited to be represent Singapore at the International Dance festival, hosted by World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific, Karnataka chapter at … Read more

YAVANIKA

YAVANIKA – INTERVIEW WITH PRIYADARSINI GOVIND By Vidhya Nair VN: What motivated you to create Yavanika? What was your inspiration? Walk us through your process, from how you got the idea to the concept evolving, the director’s vision and what it was like to dance for the camera. PG: I had been wanting to work … Read more

TANJORE THE GOLDEN AGE OF BHARATANATYAM

TANJORE THE GOLDEN AGE OF BHARATANATYAM Reminiscences by Lakshmi Viswanathan It seems like yesterday…..a full house, with eager expectations at the Esplanade in Singapore when Aravinth Kumaraswami of Apsaras Arts presented a tribute to Tanjore as a highlight of Dance India Asia Pacific 2016. It is said, ideas should not be kept but used effectively. … Read more

Digital Performances

Digital Performances We are delighted to share details from our digital performances this August.  Pibare Rama Rasam – thoughtful dance initiative dedicated to lord Rama curated by N. Srikanth Natarajan & Aswathy Nair. In this series of performances that was live streamed through Rasanubhava Official YouTube channel, 31 male dancers from different parts of the … Read more

Sound of Silence – Rajkumar Bharathi’s Musical Quest

Sound of Silence – Rajkumar Bharathi’s Musical Quest By Asha Krishnakumar Simple, genuine, gifted, resilient… These are the words used most often to describe Rajkumar Bharathi, the great -grandson of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, the legendary litterateur whose fiery writings stoked the patriotic fire of the people fighting colonial rule. Rajkumar has carved a niche for … Read more

NAVADISHA 2016

NAVADISHA 2016 An opportunity to network with the Indian Dance Fraternity from the Northern Hemisphere By Aravinth Kumarasamy  For the past two decades and more, I have been attending the Natya Kala Conference in Chennai, and a few other such international dance conferences in India and Singapore, in addition to the many ASEAN conferences in … Read more

Interview with Radha Vijayan

Interview with Radha Vijayan – Driven by passion and devotion, a celebrated musician reflects on his life’s journey By Vidhya Nair VN: Tell us about your family background – family members & growing up years in India? RV: I was born and raised in Chennai. Around the time of my birth, my father was already … Read more

NRUTHYA KARANA: A salient feature of any theatrical presentation 

NRUTHYA KARANA: A salient feature of any theatrical presentation  By Naatyaachaarya V.P.Dhananjayan A lesser known treatise on Naatya is Nandikeswara’s BHARATAARNAVA. Another work  Abhinaya Darpana   is also attributed to Nandikeswwara – a practical theory text in vogue, taught and applied in today’s Bharatanaatyam . As you all probably know, the theoretical application  of Nandikeswara’s Abhinayadarpana started with the establishment … Read more

Inauguration of AVAI at Apsaras Arts

Inauguration of AVAI at Apsaras Arts On 10th July 2021, AVAI @ Apsaras Arts, a performance space for Indian Performing Arts in Singapore was inaugurated. When we scouted around for names for Apsaras Arts’ own performing venue – an idea that was born nearly five years ago and is finally finding fruition – we were … Read more

Thursday Talkies

Thursday Talkies –  @akumarasamy “in conversation on anything and everything about dance” An Instagram bi-series which began in February 2021, on the first Thursday of the monthat 8pm SGT  has taken the classical dance industry by storm. Moderated by Aravinth Kumarasamy and Seema Hari Kumar, each 30 minute session features a discussion topic on current … Read more