Anjaneyam – Hanuman’s Ramayana by Apsaras Arts
29 Aug to 31 Aug
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Dhoby Ghaut Green, Festival Village
For centuries, ancient Indian epic The Ramayana has captured the imagination of Asia with its universal themes of righteousness, love, loyalty and frailty. One of the most beloved characters in the story is the monkey god Hanuman, who plays a crucial role in Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his wife, Sita, from the 10-headed demon king Ravana.
Conceptualised by Apsaras Arts, this cross-cultural production is presented by a team of artists from around Asia including Kalakshetra Repertory Theatre (India), The Indonesian Institute for the Arts Surakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore. It features an arresting juxtaposition of Indian and Southeast Asian depictions of the epic, told through bharatanatyam and Javanese dance, and set to a stirring, original score.
Produced by Apsaras Arts as an Esplanade co-production and first staged at Kalaa Utsavam, Indian Festival of Arts 2017.
Artistic Director: Aravinth Kumarasamy
Dramaturg: Lim How Ngean
Music composer: Rajkumar Bharathi
Choreography: Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Jeyanthi Subramaniam & Hari Padman
About the artist
Apsaras Arts was founded in Singapore in 1977 by Singapore’s pioneers in the arts - Mr S. Sathyalingam and Mrs. Neila Sathyalingam, both alumni of Kalakshetra Foundation, India. The company is known for its repertoire of innovative dance productions, inspired by Indian and South East Asian themes. Apsaras Arts is led by artistic director Aravinth Kumarasamy, who is also an award-winning artist, together with a talented team of dancers and art makers. Apsaras Arts is a non-profit arts institution and is a registered charity in Singapore.
Image credit: Image courtesy of Apsaras Arts