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Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay is one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances annually. Presenting the best in the performing arts, its world-class venues have hosted a diverse range of dance, music and theatre performances, notably the Kalaa Utsavam festival of Indian art and culture held every year since the venue was opened in 2002. Connected to India has covered a multitude of events and performances at this venue.

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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Migrant workers’ contributions will be a paramount in nation building: Saleem Haidi

Haidi discusses his film ‘Nodigal Sivanthaal - Vaergalaada’ that spotlights the distressed migrant workers’ relentless battle against...

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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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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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Raga series: Singapore vocalists Lavanya Balachandran and Shruti Anand bring melodies from yesteryears with Kaatrinile

Raga Series Esplanade- Lavanya Balachandran and a practitioner of Carnatic music for over 30 years is all praises for “RKB Sir” the name...

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Sherene Jeevitha Joseph's show 'Samrohana' a unique healing mix of classical dance and music

Interested in healing and sound science? Sherene Jeevitha Joseph’s solo show Samrohana - Healing at 528Hz at the Esplanade Theatre Studio...

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Young dancers of Singapore are fantastic in developing their own kind of concepts and movements: Priyadarsini Govind

One of India's most prolific Bharatanatyam dancers, Priyadarsini Govind is bringing her magnum opus to Singapore.

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Indian comic Deepak Chandran to feature in The Expat Comedy Show in Singapore

LA Comedy Live is organising an expat comedy show which will feature six performers, including India's Deepak Chandran exploring a variety...

Entertainment

IPAC to mark Apsaras Arts’ ten year celebration

Singapore-based Apsaras Arts has announced the 10th anniversary celebration of their Indian Performing Arts Convention (IPAC) this year.

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“Are you Singaporean?”: Pooja Nansi explores the complex question through You Are Here

You Are Here explores Pooja’s story and her history – from her parents’ decision to settle in another country to her grandparents’...

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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.

Kalaa Utsavam 2020

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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