Esplanade Presents

Dance

Nrityam: Dance of Identity

Meera Balasubramanian, Sudesna Roy Chowdhury, Nizamul Haque, Uchie Mudjiyati, Chiranjit Siddha, Buddha Moti Subba, Easter Hei, Htwesan, Iimbu Chandra, Sapna (Singapore)

14 Aug 2022, Sun, 4pm & 5pm

30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

Free

Synopsis

Across time and space, dance has given expression to what is shared by all of us: a sense of movement, beauty, rhythm and joy. This performance showcases an eclectic range of dance traditions and styles, drawing inspiration from Javanese, Bengali and Indian heritages—and given a fresh and unique interpretation through the personal journeys of their performers. Join us to experience this dazzling exploration of dance, movement, and identities. 

 

Presented by Migrant Writers of Singapore.

Advisory:

Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Dr Sudesna Roy Chowdhury

Dr Sudesna is a medical officer in a public hospital by profession. By passion, her additional work includes creating mutual aid networks in migrant worker communities. This stems from a fundamental belief that healthcare and other basic human rights should be accessible for all—beyond race, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, incarceration status, and more. 

Meera Balasubramanian

Meera Balasubramanian is a performing artist and a trainer based in Singapore. She is a very passionate dancer. Meera is the founder and artistic director of a non-profit performing arts company called Kalpavriksha Fine Arts Ltd in Singapore.

 

Meera is a certified artist in Mumbai’s television station Doordarshan Kendra and a regular performer both in Singapore and India. She has received numerous awards, with the most recent one Neila Sathyalingam Endowment Award by Apsaras Arts Ltd. for her contributions and achievements in the Indian arts in Singapore. She is known for her novel ideas yet preserves tradition in her presentations. She has choreographed and presented a variety of shows. She recently conceptualized and choreographed Kasi – Dance of Infinity, presented by Esplanade.

 

She aspires to grow as a versatile artist focusing on performing, creating and choreographing innovative concepts. Her unique and dedicated teaching method has inspired many young students to pursue bharatanatyam, a popular classical dance form from South India.

Nizamul Haque

Nizamul Haque is from Jabalpur in Bangladesh. He’s been working in Singapore since 2016 in the construction sector. Dancing is his passion and soul. He began dancing in 2008 in a professional group and still holds on to this passion until today.

Uchie Mudjiyati

Uchie Mudjiyati is a lover of the Javanese dance form. She has learned a lot about patience from learning this dance form, which is also useful in her role in taking care of the elderly.  

Chiranjit Siddha

Chiranjit Siddha is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been working in Singapore for slightly more than 6 years, and his hobbies include dance and music. 

Date & Time

14 Aug 2022, Sun

4pm

Esplanade Concourse

5pm

Esplanade Concourse
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