Posts by bhaskar

People Get Connected 2.0

People Get Connected 2.0

When it premiered in 2006, People Get Connected explored the art of communication through the ages, from the faraway clouds to handheld devices. This time, the work embarks on an inward journey through the vernacular of various Indian classical dance forms. For most of 2020, the aching need to be connected rose to prominence in our lives, no longer to be taken for granted. It was also a time for introspection and reflection, an opportunity to search and connect with our true selves and eventually with a higher conscience. And so, People Get Connected 2.0 aptly explores the connections of the...

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People Get Connected 2.0

People Get Connected 2.0

When it premiered in 2006, People Get Connected explored the art of communication through the ages, from the faraway clouds to handheld devices. This time, the work embarks on an inward journey through the vernacular of various Indian classical dance forms. For most of 2020, the aching need to be connected rose to prominence in our lives, no longer to be taken for granted. It was also a time for introspection and reflection, an opportunity to search and connect with our true selves and eventually with a higher conscience. And so, People Get Connected 2.0 aptly explores the connections of the...

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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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