#iamayoungdancer

Inspired by our campaign, #iamayoungdancer that we began in 2019, we, at Apsaras Arts, have been keen to listen to the voices of young dancers from across the globe. In an attempt to allow them an opportunity to share their challenges and aspirations, and do that with a peer, our section #iamayoungdancer, that unfolds as […]

Periyachi Roshini Arangetram Review

Periyachi Roshini enthralled the audience with her infectious energy and soulful abhinaya, writes Swarnavarsha Gurumoorthy  The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hall, Singapore, recently hosted its first-ever performance – Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Periyachi Roshini, student of Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) under the tutelage of Geethanadhan PK.  Saraswathi Sthuthi in ragam Saraswathi set to Rupaka Talam […]

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A conversation between Coimbatore-based Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, Divya Nayar and Singapore-based Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, Madhuri Suresh . Sometimes, the best conversation starters are those that investigate the very premise of the conversation itself. This conversation did precisely that! The two dancers began with sharing their perspectives on the idea of a young dancer. Thereon, they moved to […]

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Two dancers, from Singapore and Chennai, exchange notes on all things that matter to the world of young dancers A conversation between Singapore-based dancer Janani Arunkumar and Chennai-based dancer Kavya Ganesh, began with the two dancers exploring the notion of the term #iamayoungdancer. While Kavya expressed that it is an interesting space to be in […]

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Singapore-based Kshirja Govind and Delhi-based Pritam Das exchange notes on dance and the many beautiful things that are a part of its world. From her home in Singapore and taking time off from a workshop in Bhilwara, Rajasthan as part of SPIC MACAY in West Bengal, Kshirja Govind and Pritam Das, respectively logged onto Zoom […]

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Social Media, Success, Insecurities and Inspiration Two young dancers, Nitya Sriram from Singapore and Nivedha Harish from Chennai, participated in the #iamayoungdancer series this month. Read on to get a sense of what all they talked about… The two dancers – Nitya Sriram and Nivedha Harish kicked off the conversation with the idea of competition […]

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Vaishnavi Srinivasan and Shreya Murthy, get together to discuss their current state-of-mind and concerns that pertain to the world of dance and dancers In this edition of Aavartana, we decided to connect Vaishnavi Srinivasan (from Chennai) with Shreya Murthy (from Singapore) with each other, and let them have a candid conversation. Vaishnavi is a disciple […]

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Sharing Notes from a Production Dancers Nagalakshmi from Singapore and Apeksha Kamath from Bangalore share common dance experiences and memories. Nagalakshmi and Apeksha had the privilege of sharing energies recently for Apsaras Arts’ production Arisi: Rice, which premiered in Singapore at the Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay in November 2022. That, needless to say, became […]

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Singapore-based dancer, Periyachi Roshini asks Bengaluru-based dancer, Shreema Upadhyaya, a few pertinent questions that concern the world of young dancers across the globe Do you feel like as a dancer, you live two separate lives? As a dancer most of the time, we are expected to uphold a certain image that may not necessarily be […]