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Aatmadarsa – Through the Looking-Glass

Aatmadarsa – Through the Looking-Glass

Just as Carnatic musician Muthuswami Dikshitar was inspired by Scottish and Irish tunes and fashioned the Nottuswara collection, Anglo-Irish composer William Hamilton Bird collected Indian songs and melodies and published them with arrangements for voice and keyboard. If you are curious for a closer look at how the Indians and the British saw each other’s music, join us as we team up with Cappella Martialis, a group that specialises in early European music, and enjoy some of the two composers’ works from the 18th century. Aatmadarsa – Through the Looking-Glass 27 & 28...

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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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