Esplanade Presents


Marabu – Footprints of an Artist

An Esplanade Co-Production
Bhaskar’s Arts Academy (Singapore)

18 Nov 2022, Fri, 8pm

19 Nov 2022, Sat, 3pm & 8pm

20 Nov 2022, Sun, 3pm & 8pm

1hr 15mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Following the presentation of Marabu – The First Ripple and Marabu – The Forgotten Sentinels, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy premieres the final instalment of the trilogy, Marabu – Footprints of an Artist.


As a tribute to the late pioneer artist Santha Bhaskar, this work traces her journey from her humble origins in Kerala, India, to the blossoming of her career as a dancer and choreographer in Singapore. It sheds light on the various passages in her life that have forged her artistic sensibilities, from her arranged marriage to dance doyen KP Bhaskar, her encounters with cultural purists which guided her spirit of rule-breaking innovation, to her exposure to other cultural dances in Singapore, whose forms she later incorporated into her unique choreographic style.


Santha Bhaskar’s daughter, Meenakshy Bhaskar, directs and choreographs this dance biopic, featuring music composition by BV Balasai, script and dramaturgy by Alfian Sa’at. It is a fitting end to a trilogy which honours the restless curiosity and unbending courage of various pioneers throughout Singapore’s history.


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Admission Age:
6 and above
Language: English
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Date & Time

18 Nov 2022, Fri


Esplanade Theatre Studio

19 Nov 2022, Sat


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio

20 Nov 2022, Sun


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio
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