Posts by bhaskar

Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels

Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels

Following the spectacular debut of Marabu – The First Ripple at Kalaa Utsavam 2019, we present the second installation of our dance trilogy, Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels. Leaping forward from the 11th century, this chapter picks up in the late 18th century at the cusp of the Dutch surrender of Malacca to the British empire, capturing the fleeting moments in the lives of Indian sepoys who arrived with the English. Set against a backdrop of mundane duties, harsh punishments and quiet discontent, this contemplative production allows instances of compassion and redemption to shine through...

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Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels

Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels

Following the spectacular debut of Marabu – The First Ripple at Kalaa Utsavam 2019, we present the second installation of our dance trilogy, Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels. Leaping forward from the 11th century, this chapter picks up in the late 18th century at the cusp of the Dutch surrender of Malacca to the British empire, capturing the fleeting moments in the lives of Indian sepoys who arrived with the English. Set against a backdrop of mundane duties, harsh punishments and quiet discontent, this contemplative production allows instances of compassion and redemption to shine through...

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Pulary

Pulary

Pulary, meaning an auspicious dawn, is a compilation of three new solo works that represent a new beginning for stage performances for all artistes, post circuit breaker. These works choreographed by Santha Bhaskar, aspire to evoke the positive energies of the Universe, vivify and irradiate all creation just like the sun, and offer a glimpse of the promises of a new day. Originally intended to be presented as part of our Prasaantham series for Bhaskareeyam 2020, the works performed by Priyadarshini Nagarajah, Sarenniya Ramathas and Shruthilaya Ramachandran are part of the MCCY and the...

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Understanding the Natya Shastra

Understanding the Natya Shastra

Conducted by Kerala-based Sri Nimesh K Sharma, this 3-month online course is specially curated for dancers to gain a basic understanding of the voluminous Natya Shastra, the ancient encyclopedic treatise on the performing arts. Through this workshop, dancers will be exposed to the theory of dance and acquire a broader perspective of the art form they practise. Having completed his Post-Graduate in Mohiniattam at RLV College in Thripunithura, Sri Nimesh K Sharma went on to secure 2nd rank in MA Mohiniattam. An accomplished Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kuchippudi dancer, Nimesh is known for...

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Marabu – The First Ripple

Marabu – The First Ripple

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...

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