Esplanade Presents


IPAC 2023: Anaavaran

Indian Performing Arts Convention 2023 In collaboration with Apsaras Arts Dance Company
Dr Methil Devika (India)

25 Jun 2023, Sun, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Originating in Kerala, India, mohiniyattam is a classical Indian dance form named after Mohini, a famous female avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. In Anaavaran, Dr. Methil Devika presents dance sequences that range from abstract to representational, with familiar and esoteric approaches.

Beginning from traditional mnemonic verses and moving through to local lore and cosmic symbols culminating in sutras, this showcase features a select few of her works from her myriad original performance creations in mohiniyattam


This programme is supported by Mudra Cultural Society, Singapore.

Admission Age:
6 and above
Language: Malayalam, Sanskrit
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Artist Information

Dr. Methil Devika

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Dr. Methil Devika is an active practitioner and academic in the dance form of mohiniyattam. She is a recipient of two national awards, two state awards and the coveted ‘Best Dancer Award’ from The Madras Music Academy. As a recognition to innovative interpretation of esoteric practices, her archival film ‘Sarpatatwam’ was voted into the Oscar award contention list in 2018. Apart from her commissioned performance creations, she works as research supervisor at universities and has cut across domains with arts-integrated applied science projects. 

Date & Time

25 Jun 2023, Sun


Esplanade Theatre Studio
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Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $35 $22

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