The SIFAS Festival is here again ! The 14 th edition of this festival, commencing on 24th March, 2016 will comprise 5 programmes at the Esplanade featuring artistes of international repute and Kala Vaibhavam, with daily performances at the SIFAS Auditorium featuring over 50 upcoming local and regional artists over a two week period.
The international artistes include Padmashree Sudha Ragunathan, a Carnatic vocal artiste par excellence, Meenakshi Srinivasan, a passionate and path breaking Bharatanatyam dancer; Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi, renowned Hindustani classical vocalist; Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Sriram Parasuram, both illustrious violin players, playing a violin duet in the Carnatic and Hindustani styles, Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, Odissi danceuses from the well known Nrityagram school of dance in India.
The SIFAS Festival is also one of the first festivals in Singapore dedicated to Indian performing arts.
Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society Presents
SIFAS FESTIVAL OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC & DANCE 2016 24th March – 10th April 2016
Madhur Vani- A musical interlude
A Hindustani vocal recital
Sat 26th March 2016 at 7.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio
Considered a doyen of the Kirana Gharana or school of music, Jayateerth Mevundi was recognised as a “Young Maestro in Music” by former Indian President Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
Anahata- Mystical sounds of music
A Carnatic vocal recital
Sat 2nd April 2016 at 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets :$40, $25
Well known internationally and back in Singapore by popular demand, Sudha Ragunathan has made a name for herself with her mellifluous and lilting voice, masterly presentations and wide repertoire.
Meenakshi Srinivasan, a consummate dancer with a dynamic stage presence, embodies both the sensitive and the playful in her dance. She will present the story of Sita, the heroine of the epic Ramayana
Sita- Daughter of the Earth
A Solo Bharatanatyam recital Sun 3rd April 2016 at 8.00pm Esplanade Theatre
Tickets: $40, $25
Lalgudi Krishnan, an upholder of the Lalgudi Jayaraman tradition, is an outstanding musician today, who is well known for his melody and remarkable technique on the violin. Sriram Parasuram, one of India’s leading musicians today, plays the violin in Hindustani and Carnatic styles. They come together in a unique confluence of Carnatic and Hindustani styles of violin playing.
Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Sriram Parasuram Swar Samhita- A coming together
Fri 8th April 2016 at 7.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio Tickets: $25
Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy
Hari Shringara – Songs of Love and Longing
An Odissi Dance Performance
Sun 10th April 2016 at 8.00pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Songs of Love and Longing is based on poet Jayadeva’s 12th century romantic ballad, Gita Govinda. Danseuses Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy have researched and expanded the dance vocabulary of the Odissi dance form and have developed a style that is unique to the Nrityagram School, Bangalore.
Tickets available at SISTIC and SIFAS.
For online booking, www.sistic.com.sg For tickets, SISTIC charges apply.
For information on performances at SIFAS Auditorium, log on to www.sifas.org/festival
WHERE: Esplanade Theatres By The Bay
SIFAS Auditorium (for upcoming artists, local and international) TICKETS :For concerts at Esplanade only: $ 40 / 30 / 25 (SISTIC charges apply )
Concerts at SIFAS Auditorium are free Enquiries: Call SIFAS at 62995929
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