Work-in-Process

Ode to the Senses The classical styles of Odissi and Bharatanatyam, conceived and performed by artistes Shashwati Garai Ghosh and Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya, come together to create Anubhav, a sensory experience. Read on for how this work came to be in an interview that combines the voices of both artistes What is the genesis of […]

Books Banter

Sketch in Time Meenakshi Bhaskar, Artistic Director, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy, Singapore, talks to us about their new comic book, designed specifically as a tribute to their Founders, KP Bhaskar and Santha Bhaskar. How did the idea of this book come up? Various ideas were explored to commemorate Bhaskar’s Arts Academy’s (BAA) 70th anniversary in 2022. […]

COVER STORY

Into the Music of Dance Our Cover story this edition features three musicians and music composers for dance from India, who share their experiences of making music for dance SUDHA RAGHURAMAN Carnatic Vocalist, Composer and Music Arranger What is that characteristic aspect that differentiates composing music for dance and composing music in general? Composing music […]

In Sights

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 […]

Point of View

Hema Rajagopalan, Artistic Director of Natya Dance Theatre talks about the changing trends and dynamics in the world of Indian classical dance  The term classical stands for something that has been developed over a long time with a keen sense adhering to aesthetic principles and traditions. Creativity is at the very core of all our […]

#iamayoungdancer

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 […]

Portrait

Past, Forward In our Portrait section this month, veteran Bharatanatyam exponent, VP Dhananjayan from Chennai, talk to us about his Natyam and his association with all things Apsaras Arts You have been associated with Apsaras Arts for a while now. What are some of your first thoughts when it comes to the work that Apsaras […]

Travel Diaries

Epic Memories! … reminisce about their trip to Ayodhya in March, which transformed many dancers from Apsaras Arts and how this experience would go on to remain special in the hearts of these dancers waiting to take on life…  On March 29 2023, 11 young dancers from Apsaras Arts, under the guidance of our Academy […]