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 cultures.”

On March 11th in celebration of Mahashivaratri, the Fine Arts Society of Chembur organized NRITHYOTSAVAM -2021 featuring unique presentations by accomplished artists, namely Padma Bhushan awardees Sri. Dhananjayan & Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan; Kalaimamani awardees Lavanya Sankar, Anil Srinivasan, Sikkil Gurucharan, Parswanath Upadhaye and Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, resident choreographer and principal dancer from Apsaras Arts, Singapore. Mohanapriyan opened the performance with an Alaripu on Raag Charukesi. He presented the celebrated Shiva Panchakshara Stotram composed by Adi Shankaracharya, followed by a Ninda Stuti composed by Papasanasam Mudaliyar, choreographed by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah.

Watch the performance here:
https://youtu.be/sbgTRbpGevw

On March 7th Shere Punjab Bhangra, one of the celebrated local Bhangra dance troupes marked their re-entry back to live stage since the onset of pandemic at the Esplanade Recital Studio staging the SPB Showcase Day 2021. ETHOS Odissi dancers from Apsaras Arts Academy were invited to open the showcase with a traditional choreography by Soumee De named Pallavi (that means elaboration) and performed by her students Rohita Rangu, Lekshmi Syam and Srividhya Gopalan. This opening was followed by two powerful performances by the budding dancers groomed at the SPB academy.