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India Dance Festival: Anjaneyam: Hanuman's Ramayana

2021

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Event in the past.
Company Apsaras Arts
Duration 85 min
Part of India Dance Festival

Hanuman's Ramayana

For centuries, the 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.

Follow the life and adventures of Hanuman, from the time of his birth, to his meeting with the exiled Prince Rama, and to the heroic battle against Ravana and his forces. Watch the story unfold through dance and music, and bear witness to the birth of The Ramayanawhen Hanuman encounters its author Maharishi Valmiki.

Conceptualised by Apsaras Arts, this cross-cultural production puts together a creative team from around Asia including Era Dance Theatre (Singapore), Kalakshetra Repertory Theatre (India) and Bimo Dance Theatre (Indonesia). 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.


Live introduction at 19:00 CET

Preceding the performance we have a live talk with Apsaras Arts' artistic director Aravinth Kumarasamy about how this grand production came about, highlighting the high profile cast, unique set & light design and costumes that beautifully blend Indian and Javanese culture.

Join the conversation via Zoom

Credits

Concept, Script and Artistic Direction
Aravinth Kumarasamy
Research
Dr Sudha Sheshyan, Dr Pappuvenugopla Rao, Dr Charu Madhavan
Music Composition
Dr Rajkumar Bharathi
Music Co-Direction and Sound Design
Sai Sharavanam
Choreography
Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Jayanthi Subramaniam, Hari Padman and Osman Abdul Hamid
Dramaturge
Lim How Ngean
Costume Design
Mohanapriyan Thavarajah
Lighting Design & Projection Mapping Design Concept
Gyan Dev Singh
Projection Mapping and Animation
Knownsense Studios
Rehearsal Master
Renjith Babu
"ANJANEYAM"
was first co-produced by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and Apsaras Arts and presented by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore as part of Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts on 17 November 2017.

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