Nivritti – A Journey Inward

Nivritti – A Journey Inward

SOLD OUT - Thank you for all the love!

As part of our 70th anniversary celebrations, the Prasaantham series empowered three of BAA's seasoned dancers to present a solo performance. In this second part of the series, Usha Anbalagan presents Nivritti - A Journey Inward.

When faced with the poignant question on what dance means to her, Usha Anbalagan, was initially lost for words. She began to wonder if she even knew the answer herself. After much reflection, contemplation, and directing attention inward and drawing from the experiences dance has provided her, Usha knew that mere words were not adequate to express her reply.

Nivritti is Usha’s response to that question. With dance evolving in its meaning to her over the 30 years that she has been dancing, Usha seeks to present her answer by sharing the nuggets of wisdom which were imparted to her by her Guru, Ambujah Thiru. Set in the format of a traditional margam, or repertoire, each item represents a question answered, an awareness attained, or an insight uncovered. The process of preparing for this solo performance not only helped her understand herself but also what dance means to her. Dance has taught her to go inwards and lean on the wisdom gained to guide her dance, and in extension, her life.

Usha is a disciple of Guru Ambujah Thiru. She will be accompanied by musicians Ampili Pillai (vocal), Ambujah Thiru (nattuvangam), Dr Ghanavenothan Retnam (flute), TV Sajith (violin), TK Arunkumar (veena) and Nelluvai Ragesh (mridangam).

Date: 10 Sep 2022 (Saturday), 8.00pm
Venue: Stamford Arts Centre Black Box
Ticket Price: $20

We're SOLD OUT for Nivritti - A Journey Inward but do look out for the final episode of the series:

Aathma Arpanam
by Malini Bhaskar
9 Oct 2022

Recent Events

  • 10
  • Feb 24
Stree - The Divine Feminine
Sprouting from our CreationLab, Stree - The Divine Feminine explores the aspects of femininity in nature and the divine.
  • 14
  • Oct 23
Radin Mas
In keeping with our mission of reaching across cultures through dance, we are proud to collaborate with Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Arts in this breathtaking story of filial love.
  • 05
  • Aug 23
Swarupaka - Imagery of Nature's Music
Swarupaka - Imagery of Nature's Music, presented by Bhaskar's Arts Academy in collaboration with Impressions of Nanyang Arts Association, is a musical ode to Nature herself.
  • 28
  • Apr 23
Bhaskareeyam 2023
BAA’s annual performing arts festival Bhaskareeyam is here! The Festival serves as a platform for artists to come together and celebrate the Arts.
  • 13
  • Mar 23
Feel Move Dance Sing
Three-day Music and Dance Workshop for Kids for the March school holidays
  • 05
  • Mar 23
Sudar - A Spark of Devotion
SOLD OUT!! The first production shaped through BAA's ChoreoLab scheme, Sudar is presented in totality by BAA's next generation artists.
  • 18
  • Nov 22
Marabu - Footprints of an Artist
As a tribute to the late pioneer artist Santha Bhaskar, Marabu - Footprints of an Artist traces her journey from her humble origins in Kerala, India, to the blossoming of her career as a dancer and choreographer in Singapore.
  • 09
  • Oct 22
Aathma Arpanam
In the final episode of this year's Prasaantham series, Company Dancer Malini Bhaskar presents Aathma Arpanam.
  • 24
  • Sep 22
Aham Brahmaasmi
An exploratory dance drama choreographed and performed by Odissi danseuse Indu Vijay, featuring Indo-contemporary dancer Shahrin Johry.