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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 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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Kalaa Utsavam 2020: Temple of Fine Arts takes audiences on a journey through the rich tradition of carnatic music

Audiences can enjoy a journey through the rich musical tradition of carnatic music with the Temple of Fine Arts’ Carnatic Instrumental...

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Bhaskar’s Arts Academy brings alive carnatic music at Kalaa Utsavam 2020

Bhaskar’s Arts Academy presented Prabandha, an elevation to the sacred music of India at Kalaa Utsavam 2020.

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Making A Scene with Kalaa Utsavam: Breaking down the nuances of Bharatanatyam with Leela Samson

Kalaa Utsavam 2020 shone the spotlight on Leela’s illustrious legacy of dance, breaking barriers and the nuances of Bharatanatyam,...

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Listen to the impassioned Devdutt Pattanaik’s take on mythology in modern society, in Kalaa Utsavam 2020 ‘Making a Scene’ Podcast

Listen to the impassioned Devdutt Pattanaik’s take on mythology in modern society, in Kalaa Utsavam 2020 ‘Making a Scene’ Podcast

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Singapore's Indian band scene from the 1940s to now: A journey with Md Raffee

Veteran musician Mohamed Raffee shares his music influences, his fierce passion in breaking new grounds in the music scenes in both India...

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Singapore fusion bands set to perform live at Kalaa Utsavam this weekend

Despite a year full of obstacles, Kalaa Utsavam 2020 seeks to bring joy to Singaporeans, even if virtually.

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Pathey Nimidam at Kalaa Utsavam 2020: A sneak peek at what's in store

Pathey Nimidam – or "just ten minutes" in Tamil – is a festival by Ravindran Drama Group celebrating Tamil theatre-making.

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Pallavi through Abstractions digitally premieres at Kalaa Utsavam after a ‘terrifying and hard’ filming

Pallavi through Abstractions’ digitally premiers at Kalaa Utsavam after a ‘terrifying and hard’ filming

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Kalaa Utsavam 2020: Pathey Nimidam brings audiences nine 10-minute Tamil plays that touch the heart

Ravindran Drama Group’s annual Tamil 10-minute play festival Pathey Nimidam was founded in 2013 by festival director and theatre...

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Kalaa Utsavam 2020 on SISTIC Live

While a number of performances will be held on-ground and live streamed via Facebook, there are three ticketed events that audiences will be...

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Kalaa Utsavam 2020 set to bring its annual splash of Indian arts and culture to Singapore

This year audiences can experience a hybrid explosion of onsite and online arts from November 20 to 29, 2020 as the festival takes on a new...

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The Tree of Life spreads its cultural roots through Kalaa Utsavam 2020

With the world ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, the festival brings with it hope and positivity that arts and culture represent.

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At a Glance: Kalaa Utsavam 2020

Themed "Tree of Life", the 19th edition of Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts throws the spotlight on the local Indian arts that has...

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Performing Arts beat Corona, Virtually

A few weeks into the announcement of cutting social contact due to COVID-19, the innovative arts industry in Singapore improvised and went...

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The show goes on at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay with special offstage programmes

Every Friday, Esplanade will release never-before-seen footage of a performance from its archives as part of The Show Goes On…Line series.

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Esplanade’s Raga series enters 11th edition

With the burgeoning arts scene in Singapore, the Raga series gives another second chance to Indian artists in Singapore to showcase their...

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