Posts by bhaskar

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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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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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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