Marabu – The First Ripple

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

Presented as the first part of a trilogy, the dance-theatre performance is set in the zenith of the Srivijayan empire and traces the passage of the Indian community from India to the Malay peninsula.
This creative retelling of historical events revolves around the protagonist – a peasant – and his journey through the Chola invasion, that eventually leads to the construction of the Bhujanga Valley temples.
Created specially for Singapore’s bicentennial celebrations, the collaborative piece will be presented as part of Esplanade’s Kalaa Utsavam 2019 and sees veteran artist and Cultural Medallion recipient Santha Bhaskar teaming up with co-choreographer Ajith Bhaskar and theatre director G Selva.
“The story of our ancestors and their culture, and where we came from are the inspirations behind Marabu,” says Bhaskar. This co-production with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay brings to life certain pages in the book of time that capture pertinent moments of the Singapore Indian community and their shared history with other communities.
Marabu – The First Ripple features performers from Bhaskar’s Arts Academy, Suvarna Fine Arts (Malaysia), Avant Theatre and Gamelan Singamurti.
Tickets at SGD30 are available here.