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

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

Dance Events-March 2021

March 2021 “Here is a digest of digital and on-stage live events that Apsaras Arts team participated in March. From celebration of Mahashivaratri by the Fine Arts Society of Chembur at India to the celebration by local dance group, Shere Punjab Bhangra Singapore, it is a pleasure to collaborate with art groups beyond borders and … Read more

Virtual Events

Catch the virtual events that Apsaras Arts team participated during the month of February. Celebrating Sri Lanka’s 73rd anniversary by the High Commission by featuring a segment of “Anjasa”; a live panel discussion by story-tellers on “Faith, Beauty, Love & Hope” by the Asian Civilisations Museum featuring Artistic Director, Aravinth Kumarasamy and a feature by … Read more

Talk on “Banteay Srei – the Khmer Jewel” to Friends of the Museums

Virtual Events  On 4th November 2020, Aravinth Kumarasamy gave an hour-long mesmerising talk on Banteay Srei, the Khmer temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia that inspired Apsaras Arts upcoming production – “Amara – Dancing stories of Banteay Srei” which premieres on Friday 20th November 2020 8pm as part of Kalaa Utsavam, Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay’s … Read more

The Consummate Musicianship of a Dancer

Distinguished Guest Column By Savita Narasimhan “From the day I first heard this music, I have been unabashedly in love with it.” Says Savita Narasimhan, a Carnatic vocalist, teacher and painter. She is also the Director of the Chennai-based Museum of Performing Arts MOPA. This article is from a series she wrote as she curated … Read more

Virtual Events

Here is a round up of digital  events at Apsaras Arts over the last month. From the release of “Bhairava” in collaboration with Indian Raaga, an inaugural feature at the SPIC MACAY Singapore chapter to the Navrathri celebration by the students of Apsaras Arts Academy. The month has been busy for the Academy teachers preparing … Read more

Virtual Events

On August 7th Artistic Director, Aravinth Kumarasamy participated in a panel discussion by Aalaap Concepts named “Dance in the Now : Episode 3 Context of Curation.” The discussion centred on the idea of curation and the way online medium and technology affects curation of festival and events and the guiding principles of curation during the … Read more

Review Corner August 2020 (Virtual Events)

July-August has been an eventful month with the release of several digital productions supported by OurSGFund and Digital Grants by National Arts Council. Here is a sneak peek into select few beautiful locally produced creations that we highly recommend as must-watch: Stop & Smell the Roses by Maya Dance Theatre, Ripples by SIFAS and Crocodile … Read more

Virtual Events May-June

by Vidhya Nair It has been a busy month for Apsaras Arts team over the months of May- June. From in depth interviews and discussions to cross-border experimental collaborations like “Twogether”; from insightful dialogues at the Spotlight Series to solo performances by company dancers in support of worthy cause. Here is a chronology of highlights … Read more