IN PICS: Kalaa Utsavam puts up spellbinding performances over the weekend of Nov 16-18

We definitely hope you managed to catch the kaleidoscope of shows put up over the weekend as part of Kalaa Utsavam 2018 at the Esplanade! 

For those who were at the party, here is a chance to relive the moments ;) Aren't these pictures simply stunning? 

We are only halfway through the festival, so you still have the chance to catch the rest of the performances! We promise they are going to be amazing. Check out the details here, and enjoy the photo journey: 

Kalaa Utsavam opens with a mesmerising folk dance presentation by Omkar Arts, showcasing oyillatam (dance of grace), thapattam (percussion dance), karagattam (water pot dance), mayillatam (peacock dance), kavadi attam and poikal kuthirai (horse dance). These folk dances are performed in the village of Tamil Nadu during festivals such as Pongal. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Kalaa Utsavam opens with a mesmerising folk dance presentation by Omkar Arts, showcasing oyillatam (dance of grace), thapattam (percussion dance), karagattam (water pot dance), mayillatam (peacock dance), kavadi attam and poikal kuthirai (horse dance). These folk dances are performed in the village of Tamil Nadu during festivals such as Pongal. Photo courtesy: Esplanade

 

Fashion Show by OPIUM. nspired by the grand empires of the Mughals and the colours and kitsch of the Indian streets today, OPIUM by Bubbly J is an artisanal Indian fashion label based in Singapore with an international appeal. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Fashion Show by OPIUM. nspired by the grand empires of the Mughals and the colours and kitsch of the Indian streets today, OPIUM by Bubbly J is an artisanal Indian fashion label based in Singapore with an international appeal. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The shadow puppet theatre held at Esplanade Forecourt Garden attracted families with bubbly excitable kids in tow! ;) Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The shadow puppet theatre held at Esplanade Forecourt Garden attracted families with bubbly excitable kids in tow! ;) Photo courtesy: Esplanade
SATRARANGA – Dancing Monks of Majuli. SATRARANGA is a group of performing artists and monks from the island of Majuli who have dedicated their lives to the promotion and propagation of the art and culture of sattriya. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
SATRARANGA – Dancing Monks of Majuli. SATRARANGA is a group of performing artists and monks from the island of Majuli who have dedicated their lives to the promotion and propagation of the art and culture of sattriya. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Parasu: The Story of an Ultimate Warrior traces the trials and tribulations of Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Parasu: The Story of an Ultimate Warrior traces the trials and tribulations of Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Texas-born music prodigy Vishaal Sapuram plays the chitravina, which some say inspired the Hawaiian slide guitar. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Texas-born music prodigy Vishaal Sapuram plays the chitravina, which some say inspired the Hawaiian slide guitar. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
It was an intense test of general knowledge of the Indian arts, history and culture at this fun event hosted by Vasantham celebrity host and actor Varman Chandra Mohan. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
It was an intense test of general knowledge of the Indian arts, history and culture at this fun event hosted by Vasantham celebrity host and actor Varman Chandra Mohan. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The kids having fun at the basic yoga workshop! :D Photo courtesy: Esplanade
The kids having fun at the basic yoga workshop! :D Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Curated by National Arts Council Young Artist Award-winner Nawaz Mirajkar, Chakra-thon is a series of raga concerts that run from morning to dusk, at Esplanade’s performance venues as well as at different nooks and crannies of the centre. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Curated by National Arts Council Young Artist Award-winner Nawaz Mirajkar, Chakra-thon is a series of raga concerts that run from morning to dusk, at Esplanade’s performance venues as well as at different nooks and crannies of the centre. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Sharul Channa's Disco Sheela and other Indian superwomen was hilarious, heartfelt, and intimate. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Sharul Channa's Disco Sheela and other Indian superwomen was hilarious, heartfelt, and intimate. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Akshayambara explores the reversal of roles in the male-dominated theatre practice, yakshagana. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Akshayambara explores the reversal of roles in the male-dominated theatre practice, yakshagana. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Singapore’s fusion Indian band Mohamed Raffee and the Vasantham Boys took the audience on a trip down memory lane with evergreen Hindi movie songs from the 60s through to the 90s. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Singapore’s fusion Indian band Mohamed Raffee and the Vasantham Boys took the audience on a trip down memory lane with evergreen Hindi movie songs from the 60s through to the 90s. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Audiences feasted their on images of the Divine from the Indian subcontinent as they learned about some of the gods in Hinduism and how they are perceived and worshipped. Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Audiences feasted their on images of the Divine from the Indian subcontinent as they learned about some of the gods in Hinduism and how they are perceived and worshipped. Photo courtesy: Esplanade

 

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