Get set for an adventure with the King of Elephants Airavata at Kalaa Utsavam 2019

Year after year, the kids production at Kalaa Utsavam is a source of excitement for both children and adults alike. 

This year, Esplanade presents an engaging theatre piece Airavata and his Mammoth Tasks that is set to take kids on a delightful adventure. 

The King of Elephants Airavata is the brave and loyal vahana (vehicle) of Lord Indra, and together, the duo has a busy journey to embark on – from bringing rain to earth and battling the powerful forces of Ravana, to facing off against the evil Vritra. 

Narrated in English, Airavata will feature multi-faceted elements of music and dance, inspired by genres including Bharatanatyam, Yakshagana, as well as modern dance forms. 

“The story lends itself to a varied choreography, and we are not limited to any one style, and I think that is what makes this production unique,” said Sreedevy Sivarajasingam, co-founder of Omkar Arts, who will be performing in Airavata. 

Watch Connected to India’s interview with Sivarajasingam and Carina Hales, Artistic Director of Players Theatre, and writer and director of Airavata on their experience in putting the production together:


Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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