Apart of the above in-person masterclasses DIAP2020 Webinar sessions ranged over a variety of topics related to Indian Classical Dance and Music in order to gain a holistic multidisciplinary learning through the week. We are pleased to enlist the detailed the write up about each of the webinar content covered by Aalaap Concepts founder, Akhila Krishnamurthy.
4th Sep: What’s Your Voice in Dance with a panel that comprised four young Bharatanatyam dancers — Dakshina Vaidyanthan, Kavya Muralidaran, Manasvini Ramachandran and Mohanapriyan Thavarajah. The conversation was moderated by Aravinth Kumaraswamy, Artistic Director, Apsaras Arts and Akhila Krishnamurthy, Founder, Aalaap.Click here 5 Sep : In Conversation with Alarmel Valli : Poetry in Movement – Click here 5 Sep: Priyadarsini Govind: The Dancing Body – Click here 6 Sep: Swarnamalya Ganesh – Evolution of the Maargam Like a rolling stone: Click here 6 Sep : Malavika Sarukkai – Re-Imagining the Solo Performance The Dance of Life: Click here 7 Sep : Dr S.Sowmya – Veena Dhanammal’s School of Padams The Aha Moment!:Click here 7 Sep: Rama Vaidyanathan – Tumris in Bharatanatyam The Dance of Passion, and vice versa!: Click here 8 Sep : Chitrasena Dance Company – Kandyan Dance Soul of the Soil: Click here 8 Sep: Dr Srilatha Vinod and Anjana Anand – Silapathikaram – Dancer’s delight Stream of Consciousness, Dance of Human Conscience: Click here 9 Sep : Dr Ileana Citaristi – Sancharis in Odissi between the lines: Click here 9 Sep : Aditi Mangaldas – Re-Imagining dance during lockdown. Dance of/in the now: Click here 10 Sep : GyanDev Singh – Light Design for Bharatanatyam. In the light of: Click here 10 Sep : Sujatha Vijayraghavan – Appreciation of Music and Poetry for Bharatanatyam Of words and Beyond: Click here 12 Sep: Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi – Lalgudi Thillanas Dance of Music, Music of dance: Click here 13 Sep : Dr V.R Devika – Nataraja and the Cosmos – Special SPOTLIGHT Series God is in the detail: Click here
DIAP2020 would not have been possible without the commitment and handwork by Team Apsaras Arts : Vidhya Nair, Vijaya Nadesan, Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Sankari Elavalahan, Seema Hari Kumar, Periaychi Roshni, Soo Mei Fei and the support from Bethanie Xavier. The team had to work extra hard to ensure we keep the master classes safe and adhere to the COVID19 health advisory guidelines. Special thanks to Akhila Krishnamurthy from Aalaap Chennai for penning the daily reviews.Our heartfelt gratitude to our collaborators, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay for their continuous support and collaboration for DIAP since 2012, and for presenting the first ever digital performance of “Natya Lahari” – DIAP Showcase as part of their Raga series, featuring Singapore local artistes. We thank Mudra Cultural Society Singapore for their collaboration this year to present Chakkayar Koothu with artistes from Kerala. A big thank you to Aalaap Concepts, Chennai, for promoting DIAP2020 amongst young dancers in India and covering the webinars in depth and also to to Sruti Magazine, India and Focus Malayalam Singapore for the publicity for DIAP2020. Gratitude to our sponsors and supporters from stART Fund, Temasek Foundation, Arts Fund and Lee Foundation and to National Arts Council of Singapore for their support and guidance. Last but not the least, our heartfelt thanks to Dr Prashant Nayak from Milapfest UK, who envisioned Dance India in Liverpool almost two decades ago and for the continued support from Alok Nayak and Archana Sashtri of Milapfest, UK for being with us on this journey for the past nine years.
Without the support of each and every individual, DIAP2020 would not have been possible. We concluded this week of learning with a congratulatory message from the High Commissioner of India to Singapore, His Excellency Mr P. Kumaran to Singapore.