on June 20th 2021 Sai Shravanam shared insights on how he creates a musical score and demonstrated with his latest work “Rivers of India” released two months ago. This provided a detailed look at how voices, instruments are merged and synthesised and creative elements get incorporated in his creations resulting in a fresh perspective coherent with corresponding images which resonate and make the audience feel transported by the soundscape. He shared stories about working with A R Rahman and how recording takes place in his studio and the challenges caused in remote recording during the pandemic lockdown. More than 70 enthusiastic viewers and music students engaged in the Q&A. It was an inspiring session.
By Soumee De “The dramaturg is the third eye for the choreographer.” The SPOTLIGHT series for 2021 kicked off with an insightful session on DRAMATRUGY in dance-making by Lim How Ngean, Dramaturg and founder of Asian Dramaturgs’ Network (ADN), followed by a conversation with a panelists Faith Tan, Head of Dance and Theatre at Esplanade ... Read more
Featuring Mrs Rukmini Varma By Vidhya Nair The December edition of Spotlight Series on the 13th featured Mrs Rukmini Varma on the topic: Hidden Truths – Raja Ravi Varma: The Inside Story. The title comes from the book authored by the Mrs Rukmini Varma who is herself a leading Indian artist who paints in the ... Read more
Spotlight Series October 2020 In a session entitled “Art of Collaboration” featuring two stalwarts of classical dance – Leela Samson and Madhavi Mudgal, they shared their early interactions in pioneering efforts in the genre of collaborative dance performances. This conversation was guided by Aravinth Kumarasamy who engaged them in an effortless dialogue of memories of ... Read more
Spotlight Series Sessions in June-July 2020 On 21st June, H.E Javed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India at Singapore, spoke on “Transcending Boundaries – The Power of India’s Cultural Heritage” at the virtual Spotlight Series. Speaking off the cuff from the High Commission of India, on a Sunday which was coincidentally International Day of Yoga, he ... Read more
Spotlight Series On May 31st, Apsaras Arts held its 4th Spotlight Series Session with Dr Gowri Ramnarayan. In this session on the “Shaping of a Nayika – evolving characters onstage” Dr Gowri Ramnarayan used images from her theatre productions and shared the thought process behind them all. From the techniques used to shape characters such ... Read more
Sunday Spotlight Series By Vidhya Nair On April 12th, Sunday, Apsaras Arts launched “Spotlight Series” for their students, teachers, parents and Devata partners on the video conference ‘Zoom’ platform. This series aims to provide interactive discussions on a variety of topics with expert speakers in order to create awareness and appreciation of the performing arts ... Read more