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Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts is an annual festival that celebrates Indian arts during the festive period of Deepavali.​

Launched in 2002 as a three-day festival, Kalaa Utsavam has since grown into a 10-day festival that presents a spectrum of classical to contemporary works by artists from the Indian subcontinent, the Indian diaspora and Singapore. Artists from Singapore and across the world converge for the cultural festival, which celebrates the different forms of traditional and contemporary art from India.​

Connected to India keeps you updated with news on the performances, events, as well as feature interviews through its coverage of Kalaa Utsavam every year.

Music does not have to be loud, dance-like and flamboyant to capture hearts: Amit Dhamelia

At Kalaa Utsavam 2021, Sufi musician, music teacher and arts aficionado Amit Dhamelia will enthrall audiences once again with 'Ishq...

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Bharathaa Arts to present a confluence of music, dance and drama at Kalaa Utsavam 2021

Singapore-based classical dance studio Bharathaa Arts presents a musical adaptation of 'The Silappathikaram' by Ilango Adigal, one of the...

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Rudra to showcase blend of heavy metal, Vedic philosophy in Kalaa show

Vedic band Rudra is blending two different genres in its performance at Kalaa Utsavam 2021. For the first time ever, Indian classical and...

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Challenges are constant in the life of any artiste, says Yugavardhan

The short film ‘When Mirrors Had Meaning’ will be screened at Kalaa Utsavam this year. The film follows 70-year-old Krishan as he sets...

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Celebration of Mohamed Raffee’s 50 years in music at Kalaa Utsavam 2021

On November 19, a special show, Raffee 50 – A Musical Jubilee by Vasantham Boyz, will be held at the grand Esplanade Theatre as part of...

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Kalaa Utsavam: SIFAS Alumni to enthrall audiences with tribute to Tamil poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi.

Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) Alumni are set to mark the 20th Kalaa Utsavam with a musical tribute celebrating the death...

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Marma Medai's horror, suspense, and thriller genres a first for Kalaa Utsavam, says director Grace Kalaiselvi

Singapore-based playwright and director Grace Kalaiselvi brings MK Narayanan's 1960s Tamil radio play series to the Kalaa Utsavam stage...

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From Ladakh to Tamil Nadu via Assam, Kalaa Utsavam 2021 to showcase Indian culture through film

Highlighting its ever-expanding repertoire, the 2021 edition of Kalaa Utsavam has included film screenings in its ensemble for the first...

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Kalaa Utsavam includes award-winning short films by Singaporean filmmakers in this year's programme

Turning 20 this year, Singapore's premier Indian arts festival Kalaa Utsavam has included film screenings in its ensemble for the first...

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Kalaa Utsavam's production about the life of Bheema to inspire kids in Singapore

Highlighting the prominence of one of the greatest Indian epics, Kalaa Utsavam 2021 is presenting 'Mighty Warrior Prince Bheema' as part of...

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Kalaa Utsavam has brought vibrancy of Indian performing arts to Singapore audiences: SIOC founder Lalitha Vaidyanathan

The 36-year-old performing arts group, the Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir showcases the richness of Indian music with its wide range...

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Bhumi Pranam: musical tribute to Mother Earth at Kalaa Utsavam 2021

In a Connected to India, Spotlight, hear what the two musicians and other artists had to say about what audiences in Singapore have in store...

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Tried to make a show beautiful and bizarre like the times we are in now: Raka Maitra

Singapore dance theatre company Chowk Productions brings to Kalaa Utsavam 2021 ‘These Brief Encounters’, a contemporary dance...

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Kalaa Utsavam 2021 returns with vibrant live performances, expanding cultural events

As one of Singapore’s premier Indian festivals, Kalaa Utsavam 2021 is looking to be a unique and dynamic cultural celebration, with an...

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Kalaa Utsavam turns 20, fusing the modern with the traditional in a rich, diverse display of performing arts

With a continuous run of 20 years, Kalaa Utsavam is one of the longest running festivals of Indian arts in the world. Here's a look at what...

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Learn the art of acting from Lillete Dubey on Teamwork Productions’ new digital platform

Singapore-based arts and entertainment company Teamwork Productions announced the launch of a new digital platform CreativE-Mentor to mentor...

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Music to soothe the soul and spread a message of hope at Kalaa Utsavam 2020

Kalaa Utsavam 2020’s theme of the Tree of Life invites audiences to find comfort in a series of live carnatic music and classical dance...

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Try your hand at solving riddle stories from India at Kalaa Utsavam 2020

Enjoy fun family time adventures while solving riddle stories from India at Kalaa Utsavam 2020

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The dancers that lit up Kalaa Utsavam 2020, Part 2

Kalaa Utsavam 2020’s dancers featured were selected as part of the Kalaa Utsavam Dance Stage LIVE open call.

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The dancers that lit up Kalaa Utsavam 2020, Part 1

Kalaa Utsavam: Dancers featured were selected as part of the Kalaa Utsavam Dance Stage LIVE open call.

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Kalaa Utsavam 2020: Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society soothes the soul with its therapeutic carnatic music

The performance featured the vocals of Janaki Sadagopan, NNR Ganesh Kumar on the violin, Manjula Surendra on the veena and Tripunithura...

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Kalaa Utsavam 2020: SIFAS Alumni brings a message of celebration and positivity

SIFAS Alumni brings together former students and emerging talents with the passion for Indian classical music and dance.

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Kalaa Utsavam gets groovy with the unique stylings of Groove Factory

Groove Factory presented originals as well as covers ranging from old school classics to new songs.

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Raaga Rhapsody lights up Kalaa Utsavam with stirring fusions and medleys

This was the third year that Raaga Rhapsody performed at Kalaa Utsavam.

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Enjoy joyful Indian classical music with Rhythms Aesthetic Society at Kalaa Utsavam 2020

The Rhythms Aesthetic Society is a professional performing arts group with more than 15 years of experience in music and theatre...

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