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Kutrala Kuravanji

Kutrala Kuravanji

KUTRALA KURAVANJI is a celebrated Tamil poem composed circa 1718 by Tirikkuda Rasappa Kavirayar. This much revered literary text is going to be brought to life by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy in the form of a dance-drama production. It tells the story of Princess Vasanthavalli who has fallen deeply in love with Kutralanathar, the presiding deity of the temple in Kutralam. After hearing of his glory from her friends (sakhis), she dreams of him all the time and becomes inconsolable. Meanwhile, a gypsy woman (Kurathi) finds her way to the palace and through some astute observations wins over the...

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Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society

Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society

Formerly known as Bhaskar’s Academy of Dance, Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society (NAS) is the dedicated teaching wing of Bhaskar’s Arts Academy. The Society was founded by the late KP Bhaskar in India in the late 1940s. In 1952, he established it in Singapore and was later joined by his dancer wife, Santha Bhaskar. Together they trained students in Bharatanatyam in Singapore and Malaysia. Now, the organisation has expanded and offers courses in Dance, Music, Theatre and Yoga and is represented in USA (California and Arizona) and Germany. The institution currently boasts more than 800 students in...

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