Esplanade Presents | Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts


Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana

Apsaras Arts (Singapore)
An Esplanade Co-Production
2hrs 20mins (including a 20min intermission)
Esplanade Theatre
Song lyrics in Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit with English surtitles.
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$30*, $50^

Restricted View: $20

Concession for students, NSFs and seniors: $18*

Esplanade&Me Special

^White Card: 15% savings
^Black Card: 20% savings

Kalaa Utsavam Deepavali Special

15% savings for 4 or more tickets purchased before 18 Oct 2017.

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Tote Board Arts Grant

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For centuries, the ancient Indian epic The Ramayana has captured the imagination of Asia with its universal themes of righteousness, love, loyalty and frailty. One of the most beloved characters in the story is the monkey god Hanuman, who plays a crucial role in Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his wife, Sita, from the 10-headed demon king Ravana.

Follow the life and adventures of Hanuman, from the time of his birth, to his meeting with the exiled Prince Rama, and to the heroic battle against Ravana and his forces. Watch the story unfold through dance and music, and bear witness to the birth of The Ramayana when Hanuman encounters its author Maharishi Valmiki.

Conceptualised by Apsaras Arts, this cross-cultural production puts together a creative team from around Asia including Era Dance Theatre (Singapore), Kalakshetra Repertory Theatre (India) and Bimo Dance Theatre (Indonesia). It features an arresting juxtaposition of Indian and Southeast Asian depictions of the epic, told through bharatanatyam and Javanese dance and set to a stirring, original score.

Artistic Director: Aravinth Kumarasamy
Dramaturg: Lim How Ngean
Guest Artists: VP Dhananjayan, CK Balagopalan, Hari Padman & Lavanya Ananth
Choreography: Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Jayanthi Subrahmaniam, Osman Abdul Hamid & Hari Padman
Lead Vocals: Abhishek Raguram & Savita Narasimhan
Music Composer: Dr Rajkumar Bharati
Music Co-Direction and Sound Design: Sai Shravanam
Lighting Design: Gyan Dev Singh
Visual Media Design: Himanshu Gosh

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