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

A Passion for Dance

A Passion for Dance Yamini Krishnamurti With Renuka Khandekar Yamini Poornatilaka Krishnamurti, a little tomboy growing up in the temple town of Chidambaram, felt strangely drawn towards the dancing figures sculpted on the temple walls. When the time came for her to settle down to a formal school education, she astonished her family by declaring … Read more

Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival 2020

Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival 2020 By Vidhya Nair The annual Remembering Rukmini Devi Festival is held in the last week of February-early March to coincide with Smt Rukmini Devi’s birth anniversary which is February 29th. I was privileged to attend the festival in 2020 [ my last trip overseas before the pandemic hit!]. The ambience … Read more

About Exposure, Experience and Experimentation: Interview with Monica Sharma Menon and Dayanand Menon

About Exposure, Experience and Experimentation: Interview with Monica Sharma Menon and Dayanand Menon By Vidhya Nair VN: Tell us about your background individually and together? MSM: I’m a 3rd Generation Singaporean of Punjabi descent. I have a younger sister who’s married and settled in Sri Lanka and my mother’s extended family still live in Medan, … Read more

Digital Events

Digital Events In our June digest of the digital events we have an update from several conversations & talks by Apsaras Arts. On June 19th, Artistic Director Aravinth Kumarasamy delivered a speech on “The intangible across time and space” at the Ojas Sangam presented by Upasana Arts; On June 18th Soumee De, Odissi faculty, was … Read more