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.

Theatre director Atul Kumar and actress Arundhati Nag explore theatre in India in Making A Scene with Kalaa Utsavam

In Kalaa Utsavam 2020's special Making a Scene podcast series, Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag survey the theatre landscape of Mumbai and...

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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: Watch 9 filmed plays in 90 minutes from the comfort of your home

Watch 9 filmed plays in 90 minutes from the comfort of your home in Kalaa Utsavam 2020’s Digital Premieres

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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.


A passionate journey with music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi

Veteran South Indian classical musician Dr Rajkumar Bharathi speaks to Connected to India about his musical journey, his impressions on...

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Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of March 7-9

This weekend, catch veena legend Rajhesh Vaidya or try your hand at the traditional art of Lippan Kaam at Esplanade.


Esplanade’s Raga 2020 brings alive the legend of Shakuntala as modern day Shaku

Written by playwright Hemang Nandabalan Yadav, the dramatised reading of Shakuntala is Brown Voices Collective first event of 2020 and will...


Kalaivani and Aarthi channel strength and grace for the Raga 2020 Odissi performance

Connected to India speaks to dancers Kalaivani Kumareswaran and Aarthi Subhash in this special Spotlight interview on their upcoming...

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Multi-talented Srividya and Vaishnavi's dance compositions to take centrestage at Raga 2020

Srividya Sriram, accomplished Carnatic violinist and vocalist and Vaishnavi Anand talented Bharatanatyam dancer and vocalist, speak about...

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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...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of January 17-19

Look forward to a cultural and musical feast this weekend.


5 best places in Singapore to countdown to 2020

If you are looking for some live fireworks action for the countdown to the new year on December 31, here are some not-so-secret places to...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of December 20-22

It's the opening weekend of the Great Circus of Europe at the Bayfront Event Space, and we are SO excited!


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of December 13-15

This weekend, enjoy an arts performance happening at Esplanade, or head to Sentosa for a stunning display of lights at the annual Sentosa...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of December 6-8

Nothing says love like a handcrafted gift. With Christmas round the corner, pick up some new hobbies and create personalised presents for...


Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of November 29-December 1

This weekend, pick up some unique gifts at the Etsy Craftivist market, or join in the fun at Singapore Media Festival's festive village.


In Pics: KU2019 concludes with a bang, featuring Amit Trivedi and Agam

As Kalaa Utsavam 2019 draws to a close, we are already excited about what the next edition will bring!

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In Pics: Kerala indie band When Chai Met Toast performs first international show in Singapore

Indie pop-folk band When Chai Met Toast brought their energetic live show to Singapore, at Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam 2019.

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