Anjaneyam, Hanuman’s version of Ramayana was staged in the most spectacular fashion, a show conceptualised by Singapore’s dance company Apsaras Arts at the Kalaa Utsavam 2017.
Talking to Connected to India, Aravinth Kumarasamy, Creative Head & Managing Director, Apsaras Arts, said, “It all came together very well. We went all out with Anjaneyam to deliver a large-scale production deploying latest technologies to make the show look engaging. Imposing set and surroundings could have overwhelmed the cast, but they were able to emerge out of the surroundings and delivered a breathtaking performance.”
52 dancers, 21 musicians including Sai Shravanam from India, winner of a Sound Design Oscar for 20th Century Fox movie ‘Life of Pi’, came together for the two and half hour long show.
Here are some shots taken during the mesmerising show, which included artists from the Era Dance Theatre (Singapore), Kalakshetra Repertory Theatre (India) and the Bimo Dance Theatre (Indonesia); 80 percent of the performing artists were locals.