Coffee Chats - Santha Bhaskar on Dreaming of Indian traditional Dance for Singapore’s Tomorrow (Session 1)
Want to know how choreographers think when creating a dance piece? What challenges do these artists have? How do you run a dance company? What is dance all about? A new event at Esplanade's da:ns festival; Coffee Chats is a rare opportunity to have an intimate conversation with a dance artist or practitioner.
In each session, up to three people get 20 minutes to ask questions and dialogue with artists and practitioners. Due to the limited slots available, please be at the venue 10 minutes before the event. In the situation that you are not present, we will give your slot to another on the waiting list.
To be placed on the waiting list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Conversationalist
An immigrant from Kerala, India,
acclaimed classical Indian dance proponent Santha Bhaskar moved to Singapore in
1956 upon her marriage to fellow dance instructor, K. P. Bhaskar. A pioneer of
Indian dance in Singapore, the dancer and choreographer has been artistic
director and choreographer of Bhaskar’s Arts Academy and Nrityalaya Aesthetics
Society since their inception. Also an accomplished musician, she also holds a
diploma in Carnatic music from the Tamil Nadu government. Her repertoire of
work is especially noted for its cross-cultural influences, oftentimes
incoporating elements of Malay, Chinese and even Thai dance, in an elegant
fashion that pays tribute to the multi-cultural environment which she practices
her art in. In 1990, Santha received the Cultural Medallion for her
contribution to dance.
Lim Fei Shen, Neila Sathyalingam, Som Said and Santha Bhaskar are among the arts pioneers profiled on Tribute, an initiative by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, and you can read their full profiles at www.tribute.sg