Gayathri Dance Academy brings together dance and yoga in a unique performance for IHC CultureFest 2020

The Indian Heritage Centre's CultureFest 2020 kicked off with its first-ever digital launch on September 5 and brings audiences an eclectic line-up of programmes revolving around epic literary work - The Ramayana.

Rama and his brothers as warriors in making in a dance-yoga fusion. Photo Courtesy: IHC
Rama and his brothers as warriors in making in a dance-yoga fusion. Photo Courtesy: IHC

In addition to its wide-ranging line-up of performances and workshops from September 5-20, the IHC CultureFest will also serve up a daily dose of culture on its Facebook page via digital showcases. 

Also watch: Indian arts through the lens of Ramayana: A sneak peek of CultureFest 2020

Following Ramayana in the Limelight and Motherhood, came Tuesday evening’s cultural presentation, entitled 'Ramayana Retold: Warriors in the Making'. 

Presented by the Gayathri Dance Academy, 'Ramayana Retold: Warriors in the Making' tells the story of Rama as a young boy in training with his brothers under his Guru through a fusion dance performance infusing yoga movements.   

Ramayana Retold: Warriors in the making by Gayathri Dance Academy. Photo Courtesy: IHC
Ramayana Retold: Warriors in the making by Gayathri Dance Academy. Photo Courtesy: IHC

The dance-yoga routine depicted the young warriors learning different art forms that were to later shape their lives as warriors. 

Gayathri Sharma performed in this elegant presentation, together with her students as the little warriors, against the lovely backdrop of Singapore’s green lungs, the well-maintained parks and water bodies of the National Parks Board. 

Ramayana Retold: Warriors in the making by Gayathri Dance Academy. Photo Courtesy: IHC
Ramayana Retold: Warriors in the making by Gayathri Dance Academy. Photo Courtesy: IHC

Clean movements, good camerawork and lovely music make this aesthetic composition a pleasure to watch and watch yet again.  

Audiences can watch the full performance here

IHC presents Daily @1 pm: Cultural content capsules and Daily @6pm: Cultural performance videos.

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