About Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts

Kalaa Utsavam is an annual festival that celebrates Indian arts during the festive period of Deepavali – the Festival of Lights. Launched in 2002 as a three-day festival, Kalaa Utsavam has since grown into a 10-day festival that presents an exciting selection of classical to contemporary performances by acclaimed Indian artists from Singapore and beyond.

This year, the 16th edition of the festival celebrates Esplanade’s 15th anniversary with a bumper crop of local artist presentations including Apsaras Arts, Sharul Channa, Raka Maitra and Mohamed Noor as well as renowned Indian artists such as Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Daya Shankar, Tarun Bhattacharya, Atul Kumar who join new, exciting, upcoming artists like flautist B Vijayagopal and Carnatic rock gods Agam. Join us from 17 – 26 Nov as we celebrate the best of Indian theatre, music and dance.