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Bhaskareeyam 2019

Bhaskareeyam 2019

The much anticipated Bhaskareeyam 2019 is here! Inaugurated in 2015, the annual Bhaskareeyam Festival celebrates the life of the iconic Shri KP Bhaskar, founder of Bhaskar’s Arts Academy & Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society. This year we proudly present music and dance artistes from various genres over four delightful evenings. As per tradition, we will also be honouring four dedicated individuals who have contributed greatly and continue to strive relentlessly to ensure the Arts remain a part of the lives of the next generation. Check out the daily programmes and don’t forget to get...

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Bhaskareeyam 2019

Bhaskareeyam 2019

The much anticipated Bhaskareeyam 2019 is here! Inaugurated in 2015, the annual Bhaskareeyam Festival celebrates the life of the iconic Shri KP Bhaskar, founder of Bhaskar’s Arts Academy & Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society. This year we proudly present music and dance artistes from various genres over four delightful evenings. As per tradition, we will also be honouring four dedicated individuals who have contributed greatly and continue to strive relentlessly to ensure the Arts remain a part of the lives of the next generation. Check out the daily programmes and don’t forget to get...

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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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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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Kathakali Festival

Kathakali Festival

SOLD OUT!!! The first of it’s kind in Singapore – a Kathakali Festival! Two lesser known stories from the great epic Mahabharata – namely Kalyana Saugandhikam and Santhana Gopalam – will take the stage during this festival. Principal artistes: Sadanam Krishnankutty Kalamandalam Biju Pathiyoor Sankarankutty Sadanam Ramakrishnan Kalamandalam Venukuttan Supporting artistes: Kalamandalam Yaswanth Koduvazhannoor Vinod Arya Sreekumar Soneiya Chandran Vinaya Menon Admission: Per show: SGD 25 Two-day entry pass: SGD 40 Save the dates! 16 & 17 Mar 2019, 7.00pm Goodman...

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Body Conditioning Workshop for Dancers by Neewin Hershall

Body Conditioning Workshop for Dancers by Neewin Hershall

Dancers – want to move effortlessly on stage? This may just be what you are looking for! Conducted by Neewin Hershall, this 3-month workshop will help you improve your strength, flexibility and balance, and make you a more grounded and graceful dancer. Limited slots available for Workshops commencing in Apr 2019. Register now at https://tinyurl.com/BodyConditioningWorkshop.  Payment may be made online Purchase Ticket for this Event or at the Front Desk at Nrityalaya (#04-01 Bras Basah Complex). Deadline for registration and payment: 20 Mar...

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Kathakali Festival

Kathakali Festival

SOLD OUT!!! The first of it’s kind in Singapore – a Kathakali Festival! Two lesser known stories from the great epic Mahabharata – namely Kalyana Saugandhikam and Santhana Gopalam – will take the stage during this festival. Principal artistes: Sadanam Krishnankutty Kalamandalam Biju Pathiyoor Sankarankutty Sadanam Ramakrishnan Kalamandalam Venukuttan Supporting artistes: Kalamandalam Yaswanth Koduvazhannoor Vinod Arya Sreekumar Soneiya Chandran Vinaya Menon Admission: Per show: SGD 25 Two-day entry pass: SGD 40 Save the dates! 16 & 17 Mar 2019, 7.00pm Goodman...

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Manohra

Manohra

A cruel capture, young love, anguished separations, evil plots and challenging obstacles. The Thai folktale Manohra has it all. It tells the tale of the youngest Kinnari princess who is captured by a hunter and sold to a Prince from another kingdom. Love blooms between the Prince and Manohra but alas, part they must. Will there be a happy reunion? Conceptualised and choreographed by BAA’s Artistic Director Santha Bhaskar, Manohra first premiered for the Singapore Festival of Arts in June 1996 at the World Trade Centre Auditorium, and restaged again the same year at the same venue due...

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Manohra

Manohra

A cruel capture, young love, anguished separations, evil plots and challenging obstacles. The Thai folktale Manohra has it all. It tells the tale of the youngest Kinnari princess who is captured by a hunter and sold to a Prince from another kingdom. Love blooms between the Prince and Manohra but alas, part they must. Will there be a happy reunion? Conceptualised and choreographed by BAA’s Artistic Director Santha Bhaskar, Manohra first premiered for the Singapore Festival of Arts in June 1996 at the World Trade Centre Auditorium, and restaged again the same year at the same venue due...

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Masterclass by Prince Rama Varma

Masterclass by Prince Rama Varma

He’s back! Prince Rama Varma has graciously agreed to conduct another Carnatic Vocal Masterclass following requests from those who could not make it for the February sessions (and even from those who did!) Please register at https://tinyurl.com/RamaVarma to reserve your spot. Certificates of participation will be given to all...

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Singai Sathir

Singai Sathir

Sathir – an ancient dance form that is the precursor to Bharatanatyam.   Bhaskar’s Arts Academy is eager to share with you our take on how bharatanatyam can evolve further, drawing on various elements of our little red dot, be it in the literary, cultural or artistic forms, and emerging with a unique Singaporean identity.   The traditional Bharatanatyam margam is not likely to change in the near future, but we’re game to explore. Are you?   Singai Sathir 9 June 2018, 8pm 10 June 2018, 6pm Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Admission: $25   SOLD OUT for 9 June 2018!! Limited...

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Singai Sathir

Singai Sathir

Sathir – an ancient dance form that is the precursor to Bharatanatyam.   Bhaskar’s Arts Academy is eager to share with you our take on how bharatanatyam can evolve further, drawing on various elements of our little red dot, be it in the literary, cultural or artistic forms, and emerging with a unique Singaporean identity.   The traditional Bharatanatyam margam is not likely to change in the near future, but we’re game to explore. Are you?   Singai Sathir 9 June 2018, 8pm 10 June 2018, 6pm Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Admission: $25   SOLD OUT for 9 June 2018!! Limited...

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TRAYEE

TRAYEE

Male bharatanatyam dancers are a rarity. To catch three of the arguably most high-profile male artistes come together in a single event is definitely a gem of an opprotunity! Thank you Ajith Bhaskar, V Balakrishnan and Veshnu Narayanasamy for conceptualising and creating TRAYEE 22 Apr 2018 (Sun), 6.30pm NAS Black Box @ #04-01 Bras Basah Complex, Singapore This fundraiser event will also feature Bhuvan Anantham, Nrityalaya’s upcoming young male artiste groomed by Neewin Hershall, in the opening act.   Admission by kind donations – please support the Arts! Please contact Ms Valsala...

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Sangeetha Sagaram

Sangeetha Sagaram

Formed in 2015 with the intention of promoting the growth of Carnatic music in Singapore, Swathi Orchestra is Bhaskar’s Arts Academy’s youth orchestra. The name is in reference to the birth star of our founder Shri KP Bhaskar. Following Swathi Orchestra’s inaugural performance Raga Sandhya in Apr 2015, a core group was identified. After undergoing rigorous training sessions under the mentorship of Arasakumari Nagaradjane, the 13-member Swathi Orchestra has already wowed the audience in Ravikirana Anjali during Bhaskareeyam 2017. With the guidance of music director...

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Sangeetha Sagaram

Sangeetha Sagaram

Formed in 2015 with the intention of promoting the growth of Carnatic music in Singapore, Swathi Orchestra is Bhaskar’s Arts Academy’s youth orchestra. The name is in reference to the birth star of our founder Shri KP Bhaskar. Following Swathi Orchestra’s inaugural performance Raga Sandhya in Apr 2015, a core group was identified. After undergoing rigorous training sessions under the mentorship of Arasakumari Nagaradjane, the 13-member Swathi Orchestra has already wowed the audience in Ravikirana Anjali during Bhaskareeyam 2017. With the guidance of music director...

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Watch this space!

Another production is brewing….keep watching...

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Master Class by Padmabhushan Sudha Ragunathan

Master Class by Padmabhushan Sudha Ragunathan

Bhaskar’s Arts Academy and Lahari Arts Society are honoured to host a carnatic music master class conducted by Padmabhushan Sudha Ragunathan. Needless to say, it will be an eye-opener. Date: 15 Sep 2017 (Fri) Times: 6.00 – 7.00pm (Varnam & Krithi Level) 7.30 – 8.30pm (Manodharma Level) Fee: $50 per student per level Venue: BAA Black Box (04-01 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street) Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the maestro herself! Registration is compulsory. Please register by emailing lahari.events@gmail.com. Closing date: 30 Aug 2017...

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Brihannala

Brihannala

A lesser known episode from the epic Mahabharata, this story describes the events during the final year of the Pandavas’ 13-year exile. It is the period they were directed by the Kauravas – their arch-rivals – to remain incognito. Should they be recognised, the Pandavas risk spending another 12 years of exile in the forest. They each assume a variety of disguises in Virata’s kingdom. Arjuna takes the role of dance master and eunuch Brihannala, a part he was able to play successfully due to Urvashi’s curse. What happens during the year? Will all be revealed? Catch Bhaskar’s Arts...

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Brihannala

Brihannala

A lesser known episode from the epic Mahabharata, this story describes the events during the final year of the Pandavas’ 13-year exile. It is the period they were directed by the Kauravas – their arch-rivals – to remain incognito. Should they be recognised, the Pandavas risk spending another 12 years of exile in the forest. They each assume a variety of disguises in Virata’s kingdom. Arjuna takes the role of dance master and eunuch Brihannala, a part he was able to play successfully due to Urvashi’s curse. What happens during the year? Will all be revealed? Catch Bhaskar’s Arts...

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Rasanubhava

Rasanubhava

The compositions of Swathi Thirunal and Balamuralikrishna embody the complete and synergistic elements of music and dance.As composers for dance, their works were a fine balance of rhythm and gait—with much scope for panchanadai (the five basic gaits) and theermanams (rhythmic patterns)—making the pieces highly danceable. As musicians, their ragas (scales) and lyrics lent themselves so well to abhinaya (expressions), that in the hands of sensitive musicians and soulful dancers, had the ability to move the audience. Join us as Bhaskar’s Arts Academy explores the compositions of these...

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