Vasant: An Odissi Dance Performance
Vasant, the spring season is universally acknowledged as the season of love and longing.
In this two part performance accompanied by interactive story telling, the audience will experience the influence of nature on Indian music, poetry, dance and choreographies.
Our first part of the performance will be a pure dance composition called Vasant Pallavi that implies “blossoming”. Like the blossoming of the flower it is an elaboration of not only the dance but also of the music (Raag) that accompanies it.
Our second part of the performance will be an excerpt of a dramatic abhinaya from book Geetgovinda written by Poet Jayadeva. Celebrating the season of spring, this experiential poem brings out the influence of nature on the lovers in search of their beloved Lord Krishna.
About Apsaras Arts
Apsaras Arts was founded in Singapore in 1977 by Shri S Sathyalingam and Smt Neila Sathyalingam, alumni and former faculty members of Kalakshetra, India. With over four decades of prolific international productions, Apsaras Arts has grown into a premier Indian dance company in the region that has gained recognition in Indian dance-theatre, enjoying successful performances and following worldwide.
Since 2005, under the leadership of Aravinth Kumarasamy, an award winning Artistic Director, Apsaras Arts has transformed into a premier professional performing company, focusing on creating new works which are presented at international festivals. Apsaras Arts dancers and musicians have toured to more than forty countries across the globe and collaborated with leading dance companies, legendary dancers, choreographers, composers and presenters from the international Indian dance fraternity.
Apsaras Arts is a non-profit registered charity in Singapore, and is the recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council’s annual Major Grant scheme. The company is guided by an advisory board comprising of eminent personalities connected with the arts community in Singapore and the region.
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