Esplanade Presents

Dance | Music

Rukmini Kalyanam, a Dance Drama

Presented by SIFAS Festival of Arts 2024

In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Produced by Kalakshetra Foundation (India)
Choreographed by Rukmini Devi Arundale with music by Thuraiyur Rajagopala Sarma (India)

27 Apr 2024, Sat, 7pm

2hrs 30mins

(Intermission: None)

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Originally conceptualised and produced by the highly acclaimed Kalakshetra Foundation from Chennai, India, this spectacular dance-drama tells the love story of Rukmini and Sri Krishna through intricate Indian dance and music.


The narrative begins with King Bhishmaka, who wishes to arrange the marriage of his daughter Rukmini to Sri Krishna. However, this angers his son Rukmi, who disapproves of the marriage. Lovelorn, Rukmini sends a letter to Sri Krishna through a messenger, expressing her devotion to him. Moved by this letter, Sri Krishna takes Rukmini away from her ill fate, spurring her brother Rukmi into action. Enraged, Rukmi instigates a battle between him and Sri Krishna, which he ultimately loses. Sri Krishna spares Rukmi and proceeds to solemnise his wedding to Rukmini with celebratory festivities.


Singapore Indian Fine Arts Singapore (SIFAS) is proud to bring this production to Singapore, for SIFAS Festival of Arts 2024, in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.



Established in 1949, Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) is a pioneer institution of Classical Indian music, dance and visual arts in Singapore. It is a non-profit Indian cultural organisation that includes The SIFAS Academy, which has a pan-Indian curriculum of 18 disciplines, reflecting the rich cultural diversity of ancient India. Its structured curriculum, classes, and examinations, along with an in-depth pedagogy and an artistic guidance, have fostered a multitude of homegrown talents that have gone on to provide principal support to arts and culture in Singapore and the region.

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Date & Time

27 Apr 2024, Sat


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