In Pics: A delightful Indian arts feast at the first weekend of Kalaa Utsavam 2019

Singapore's national performing arts centre Esplanade was abuzz last weekend as the much anticipated Kalaa Utsavam 2019 kicks off. 

In case you missed the first half of the exciting festival, here are some highlights from the delightful repertoire of Indian arts buffet the audience enjoyed. (And of course, we hope to see you there this weekend!) 

Kalaa Utsavam 2019 opened with an energetic and dazzling Bhangra performance by Singapore's very own SherePunjab Bhangra (SPB). Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Kalaa Utsavam 2019 opened with an energetic and dazzling Bhangra performance by Singapore's very own SherePunjab Bhangra (SPB). Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The stunning visuals of The Lost Wax Project by Preethi Athreya. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The stunning visuals of The Lost Wax Project by Preethi Athreya. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Even though they are performing together for the first time ever, guitar legend Prasanna, bass phenomenon Mohini Dey and Surinamese master drummer Harvey Wirht have got some amazing chemistry going on. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Even though they are performing together for the first time ever, guitar legend Prasanna, bass phenomenon Mohini Dey and Surinamese master drummer Harvey Wirht have got some amazing chemistry going on. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Kathakali, an important genre in the Indian classical dance form from Kerala, is performed by male actor-dancers. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Kathakali, an important genre in the Indian classical dance form from Kerala, is performed by male actor-dancers. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
As part of KU2019's opening ceremony, Jinder's presented Colours of India – a delightful Fashion Walk showcasing Indian design and craftsmanship. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
As part of KU2019's opening ceremony, Jinder's presented Colours of India – a delightful Fashion Walk showcasing Indian design and craftsmanship. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Dance maverick Aditi Mangaldas' Inter_rupted was simply breathtaking. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Dance maverick Aditi Mangaldas' Inter_rupted was simply breathtaking. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
We couldn't get Swarhythm's melodies and beats out of our heads for days after the performance! Photo courtesy: Esplanade
We couldn't get Swarhythm's melodies and beats out of our heads for days after the performance! Photo courtesy: Esplanade
At the Esplanade forecourt garden, shadow puppet show Tholu Bommalatta captivated audiences young and old alike! Photo courtesy: Esplanade
At the Esplanade forecourt garden, shadow puppet show Tholu Bommalatta captivated audiences young and old alike! Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The Band Walle and Palwinder's onstage charisma was just amazing. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The Band Walle and Palwinder's onstage charisma was just amazing. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
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