Fans of Indian dance in Singapore can experience classical dance forms in its intimate setting up close and personal
Apsaras Arts is launching a new dance experience programme DARSHANA – Intimate Dance Series.
Through this series, Apsaras Arts intends to recreate the ancient setting where the audience and the soloist are in unison enjoying the ultimate experience of “Sahrdya” - oneness with each other. DARSHANA will feature solo performances across the genres of Indian classical dance, with each performance featuring a serious dancer presenting a curated thematic performance, putting the focus lights on Singapore-based Indian classical dancers. It will be programmed and presented across the year.
The first inaugural performance this year will feature ‘SAMVAD – An interactive experience with Kathak’ on April 6 at Black Box Theatre @ Goodman Arts Centre.
Featuring Avinav Mukherjee, SAMVAD will take the audience on a journey to experience finer nuances of the classical dance form of Kathak. It is choreographed by dance doyen Guru Geetanjali Lal, to be performed in Singapore for the first time ever.
Avinav Mukharji is the disciple of the Kathak legend Guru Geetanjali Lal. He is a graded Doordarshan artiste and the recipient of various scholarships from leading institutions including, CCRT, Sahitya Kala Parishad and Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. Avinav has performed in India and overseas in several prestigious festivals. He was awarded 'Natya Mayooram' by Chattisgarh government and 'Nritya Jyoti' by Odisha government. Avinav is a Kathak dance artiste with Apsaras Arts Dance Company and the Kathak faculty member with Apsaras Arts Dance Academy in Singapore.