Literary Marvels of Kambar

A symposium on the Tamil literary marvels by the poet Kambar by Apsaras Arts in collaboration with Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre Kambar was a medieval Tamil poet and the author of the Ramavataram, popularly known as Kambaramayanam, the Tamil version of the Ramayana. The Ramavataram is an epic of about 11,000 stanzas, is not a verbal translation of the Sanskrit epic by the poet Valmiki, but a retelling of the tale in […]

Hanuman Chalisa Chanting

A community engagement event organised by Apsaras Arts supported by the Hindu Endowment Board, Singapore The Hanuman Chalisa, is a Hindu devotional hymn (stotra) addressed to Hanuman. It is traditionally believed to have been authored by 16th-century poet Tulsidas in the Awadhi language, and is his best known text apart from the Ramcharitmanas by the […]

Behind the Scenes of Apsaras Arts’ Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana

At this dance video talk, the audience will be able to hear more on the concept from its artistic director Aravinth Kumarasamy and catch a sneak preview of Javanese and Indian dance sequences. This talk is presented by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay as part of da:ns festival 2017. Date : Saturday 21st October 2017 Time […]

Ravana

Ravana is the primary antagonist in the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana where he is depicted as a Rakshasa, the Great king of Lanka. Ravana is the son of Vishrava and Kaikesi and grandson of Pulastya. Ravana, a devotee of Shiva, is depicted and described as a great scholar, a capable ruler and a maestro of […]

Apsaras Arts Academy in Little India, Singapore

With over four decades of experience in creating and showcasing acclaimed international dance productions, Apsaras Arts has grown into a premiere performing arts company and a dance academy with a strong focus on classical Indian dance. Over the years, Apsaras Arts graduates have established themselves as dance artistes, choreographers and dance teachers in Singapore and […]

New Narratives for Indian Dance: Exploring Ramayana through India and Indonesia

Apsaras Arts, the creators of the acclaimed dance production “Angkor – An Untold Story”, are planning for their next adventure with a mega dance production  “Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana” co-produced with Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay. The production features dancers and musicians from Indonesia, India and Singapore, taking the audiences on a spectacular journey, as the tale of the […]

Photo for the week from Anjaneyam: Hanuman’s Ramayana

Sita recollects the episode of Rama trying to catch Maaricha disguised as the Golden Deer, a collaborative choreography of the dance genres of Indian classical dance – Bharatanatyam and Javanese classical dance. Featuring Kalakshetra alumni Vikas Parayalil from SIFAS, Singapore as Rama and Yuni Ratnasari from Indonesia as Sita. This scene in the production Anjaneyam […]