Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Sunanda Verma November 28th 2017 #Singapore

Behind the Curtain at Kalaa Utsavam

What does it take for a festival like Kalaa Utsavam to happen? How does one plan for a ten day festival that this year has about 200 artists...

A Rajasthani Oasis in Singapore

Manganiyar performers- Bhungar Khan and his company transported the charismatic energy of folk music from the desert regions of western...

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Upping the Tempo at Kalaa Utsavam

The evening begins with Mohamed Noor’s sprightly long fingers tapping the handpan. A gorgeous hypnotic sound begins to fill the space. It...

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Kalaa Utsavam: Events to look out for this week

Singapore’s biggest cultural festival, Kalaa Utsavam which kick-started last week, has been offering an assortment of events and...

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In Pics: Koodiyattam - India’s Oldest Living Theatre Tradition in Singapore

Koodiyattam is the oldest living theatre tradition of India. It is believed to be 2,000 years old and is the only surviving Sanskrit theatre...

Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: Connecting Roots, Preserving Culture

Grammy award-winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with his self created Mohan veena, Pandit Daya Shankar with shehnai, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya...

In Pics: Kali’s Winning Spree Continues in Singapore

Mudiyettu, the rarely seen ritual theatre is being performed at Kalaa Utsavam by Mudiyettu Sangham Keezhillam in three segments over the...

In Pics: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Khwaab Sa by Atul Kumar

“Exploring the surreal nature of love” in Khwaab Sa at Esplanade Theatre Studio on 18 Nov 2017 at 3pm & 8pm and 19 Nov 2017 at 3pm.

Kalaa Utsavam: Weekend events you cannot miss

Singapore residents, and especially Indians in the Lion City, should gear up for a special week with Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of...

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Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: Classical music brings out human values in listeners all around world

Padmashri Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, a Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist, is coming to Singapore as a part of Kalaa...

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Kapila Venu- Her Art, Her Eyes and Their Compelling Stories

Kapila Venu performs in the oldest living theatre tradition of India, Koodiyattam. It is believed to be 2,000 years old and is the only...

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Buy your ticket to theatre eternal: Atul Kumar weaves Shakespeare’s era with contemporary threads

An acclaimed actor and director with more than 25 years of stage experience, Atul Kumar is bringing Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer...

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Band Baaja Sharul / Sharul Weds Sharul

Sharul Channa, Singapore’s first Indian female stand-up comedian cordially invites you to the big fat Indian wedding at the Esplanade...

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Kalaa Utsavam is very critical to Singapore: Aravinth Kumarasamy

Aravinth Kumarasamy, the artistic director of Apsaras Arts, is all geared up to showcase his passionate performance in Anjaneyam -...

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Soti Dwivid as majestic, triumphant Garuda – King of Birds

An accomplished actor, director, educator and acting/movement coach, Soti Ramapati Dwivid aka Soti Rpd is playing the main character in...

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A Journey Worth Dancing For

Raka Maitra’s story is a story of a passionate, determined, daring artist. As a dancer she had two available clear paths to follow, that...

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Anjaneyam - Hanuman’s Ramayana: The curtain raiser of Kalaa Utsavam 2017

Kalaa Utsavam, Singapore’s annual Indian festivals of arts, in its 15th edition, brings the tale of the most loved character from the...

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Kalaa Utsavam: A treat of Indian Culture in Singapore

Kalaa Utsavam is the most awaited annual feast of Indian culture in Singapore. This year the festival runs from 17th to 26th November. The...

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Garuda, the new Superhero

When four passionate and extremely talented women come together it’s not surprising that what you get to see is pure magic. Garuda, the...

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In Spotlight: Gentle giant of percussion Mohamed Noor

Mandolin, keyboards, clarinet, flute, guitar, saxophone… you name it, and chances are he plays it. You have a chance to join Mohamed Noor,...

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Esplanade: 15 Years of Performing

On its 15th anniversary Esplanade has launched its plans to build a new flexible 550-seat theatre along its scenic waterfront. An outdoor...

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Must watch: 'Khwaab-Sa', the Hindi name for Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre director Atul Kumar’s production Khwaab-Sa, an adaptation of the Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, comes to Singapore...

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Playing an instrument is way more difficult than singing: B Vijayagopal

B Vijaygopal started learning flute by the age of four and gave his first recital by six. Today he is a highly accomplished flutist an...

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Kalaa Utsavam 2017: Complete planner from November 17 to 26

Kalaa Utsavam, Indian Festival of Arts, is all set to be presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, from November 17 to 26, 2017.

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