26 Nov 2023, Sun, 8.30pm, 8.45pm & 9pm
DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade
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Laya Dwani by Pranavam Arts (8:30 – 8:45pm)
Pranavam Arts will present a scintillating and fast-paced medley of latest cinema songs in semi-classical style, incorporating mainly bharathantyam movements but also adding other styles fused with cinema’s very own signature movements as well as amplified facial expressions. Costumes will reflect the styles adopted in cinema.
Reflections of The Sky by Patang (8:45 – 9pm)
The sun’s fiery vigour finds an enchanting echo in the moon's gentle glow, as if sharing secrets across the vast expanse of the sky.
The moon’s tranquility mirrors the sun's fiery vigour, a symbiotic relationship that transcends their apparent differences.
In this harmonious dance of contrasting energies on the celestial stage, the sun and moon come together as a cosmic duet to paint the canvas of the night sky with a tapestry of beauty and balance.
Gramiya Kondattam – A community celebration by Manimaran Creations (9 – 9:15pm)
A variety of different Indian traditional art forms are performed widely during celebrations, festivals, and important cultural events. In this performance, Manimaran Creations celebrate the festivity of being together as a community, sharing and embracing our heritage and culture with one another. Catch the dancers in joy with kolattam (stick dance), oyilattam (scarf dance) and mayilattam (peacock dance). Let’s all join in this kondattam (celebration) together.
No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Manimaran Creations celebrates 44 years of regional and international track record in showcasing exemplary Indian folk dance, Manimaran Creations has grown into a well-established performing arts company in Singapore. Founded by the Late Mr Manimaran, the team, which started with just five dancers, has grown and nurtured more than 50 artists to date. A team that creates a diverse range of performances from classical, traditional Indian folk, contemporary, props and character-based to modern dance, the group is a household name, being one of the pioneers in the Singapore Indian folk scene.
After a soulful performance at Kalaa Utsavam 2022, Patang returns to Kalaa Utsavam 2023 with a bang. Aishwarya Os Saanika and Swathi have over 15 years of experience under their belt learning and performing kathak. Notable performances include at the Roses of Peace ambassador appointment ceremony in front of Mdm President Halimah Yacob (Aishwarya), the Indian Embassy in Tokyo (Os), Joo Chiat National Day Celebrations with guest of honour as Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, Edwin Tong (Saanika). Os and Swathi have also been teaching and choreographing for their students for the past five years.
Pranavam Arts dancers are students of Omkar Arts. They all have a minimum of eight years of dancing experience. Omkar Arts is a well-known dance school and group that teaches bharathanatyam but performs a wide range of styles such as semi classical, fusion and folk.
26 Nov 2023, Sun
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