Esplanade Presents


Celebrating Arts: an All-in-One Performance

AK Theatre Ltd (Singapore)

19 Nov 2022, Sat, 12pm & 1pm

20 Nov 2022, Sun, 12pm & 1pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Arts have always been an integral part of life. In this presentation, AK Theatre will demonstrate how traditional folk arts are intertwined with everyday life, performed at important milestones and commemorative events in a person’s life. The performance features awe-inspiring traditional Marabhu arts forms that show the richness and aesthetic world of Tamil culture and tradition.


These are the three dances presented during this performance:


Kummi is a traditional folk dance of Tamil Nadu, where women dance in a circle formation to the uniform clapping of a song. This vibrant dance is characterised by its repetitive patterns and synchronised steps, performed during festivals and family functions.


Oyilyattam is a graceful dance with intricate steps, with subtle movements that resemble that of martial arts such as silambattam.


Karagamis is an ancient folk dance involving the balancing of a pot on the dancer’s head while following rhythmic steps. The dance represents confidence, happiness and gratitude.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.  No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: Tamil
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

AK Theatre

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AK Theatre is a long-term passion and dream come true for its founders, aimed at keeping the Tamil Language and culture alive amongst Indian children and the future generations. The company seeks to enrich the childhood of future citizens and expand their imagination through theatre and its visual depictions. Their programmes are delivered by means of workshops, stage productions, video productions and lectures aimed at building participants' confidence and creativity through the performing arts, speech, drama and entertainment. They are sharing their rich experience and exposure of Tamil culture and ancient Indian art forms as events, for the young and the old, to enable them to learn even as they get entertained.

Date & Time

19 Nov 2022, Sat


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

20 Nov 2022, Sun


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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