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Insights from NLB’s Digital Archive of Singapore Tamil Dance

Dear Friends and  Art-lovers,
 
Looking forward to seeing you live at my upcoming event in Singapore titled : 
 
Insights from NLB’s Digital Archive of Singapore Tamil Dance: Shantha Ratii
 
on the 30th of July 2022 at 2.30pm at the Learning Space on Level 10 NLB. 
 
To attend, please register via the link. Register now as seats are limited! 
 
 
Thank you and hope to see you there!

International Dance Day (IDD) Festival 2022

Dear Friends and  Art-lovers,
A feisty Chinese woman fought wars disguised as a man; an Indian queen ruled by projecting a male persona in public.

Historically, women have ingeniously pushed boundaries to achieve their goals, often for society’s greater good. Today’s women are no different – like the female heroes who stepped up during the worst of the Covid 19 pandemic and those who continue to soldier on.

This 6th edition of the annual IDD Festival Singapore pays tribute to all of them: legendary women warriors – Hua Mulan of China and Queen Rudramma Devi of India; and, modern women of that ilk – mothers, teachers, healthcare workers and countless others who resolutely and resourcefully juggle demanding roles through Covid 19.
 
Join us to celebrate dance, women and life :
Dates: Friday 2nd September
Saturday 3rd September
Time:7.30pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre Blackbox.
 
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please confirm your booking for the number of pax via email or contact us on 90501403 for any questions.
 
 
 

International Dance Day (IDD) Festival 2021

Dear Friends and  Art-lovers,
 
In the 5th edition of International Dance Day (IDD) Festival 2021 we at SRI are looking forward with eager anticipation of having a live audience!
Last year we had to go digital and had a read of over 40k! However the prospect of having a live audience equals more!
This year we celebrate Women! We collaborate with Sheng Hong Arts Institute and Era Dance Co.
Two Bhatatnatyam dancers and one Chinese dancer share their narratives developing a synergy, in an unprecedented cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance.
 
We also highlight the trials and tribulations faced by a Warrior Queen, based on her gender. We adopt martial arts movements namely Kalaripayattu of Kerala,  India and Silat of the Malay Archipelago in the presentation.
 
Join us to celebrate dance, women and life :
Dates: Friday 24th September
Saturday 25th September
Time:7.30pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre Blackbox.
 
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please confirm your booking for the number of pax via email or contact us on 94241569/ 90501403 for any questions.
 
 
 
Ticket price is $25 per person.
 
Payment Details :
Bank: DBS Bank
Account name: Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) Ltd
Account no: 288-902303-8
 
Paynow UEN: 201508089M
Supported by :
 
National Arts Council
Arts Fund, Sheng Hong Arts Institute
Taste of India
 
Artistically Yours
Shantha Ratiii

International Dance Day (IDD) Annual Festival Since 2017

Our International Dance Day Festival – Celebrating the World of Dance since 2017!

IDD has featured a tapestry of dance performances featuring established dancers from Singapore Dance Theatre, Flamenco Sin Fronteras, Apsaras Arts, Lasalle College of Arts, Era Dance Theatre, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy, Sri Warisan, Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, Temple of Fine Arts, Sheng Hong Arts Institute and SRI Dance Theatre who pushed the boundaries of art variously.

“SPARKS” the program for mentoring young upcoming dancers into choreographing their own works and giving them a platform – another of SRI’s missions which has produced promising works.

The festival forges a perfect setting for artistes and art-lovers alike to Discover, Reflect, Share and Network with the movers and shakers of the industry in Singapore.

The cross-culture, cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural presentation reflect and celebrate the rich cultural milieu of Singapore. True to SRI’s vision to be inclusive and Unite People through Dance and Dancing for a Cause.

And Miles to Flow

And Miles to Flow” a documentary in 35mm on the Asian Dance-Theatre traditions, produced, directed & scripted by Shantha Ratii. It celebrates the kinship in spirit which Kathakali of India shares with Noh and Kabuki of Japan and the Chinese Opera which was selected for the International Documentary Festival in 1998 and a retrospective in 2007.

Moksha Katha

A provoking solo-dance-theatre that deals with the concept of Dharma – whether Dharma indemnifies us from consequences and how to make sense of the dilemma of righteousness in our day to day dealings.

Performed in 3 dance styles of Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. 

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Navodaya

A solo-dance-theatre addressing environmental degradation and climate change. SRI used new artistic practices and innovative approaches to engage with this social issue. 

Performed in 3 dance styles of Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. 

Mix It Up: 6 Part Series

An exuberant series of different performances, including conversations between artistes from different genres of dance from all over the world. From Ballet, Western Contemporary, Local Poet’s Interpretation, through music and dance, Flamenco, Kathakali, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. The music was a further experimentation with the Chinese Pipa, Middle-Eastern Oud, Guitar, Sonic Sound, Mridangam, Tabla and Carnatic vocals. It was indeed a representative and relevant dialogue with our city, Singapore. 

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Swati Sougandhikam Festival

The works of a King-Poet, Maharaja Swati Thirunal, was given expression in 3 dance styles performed by 3 dancers – Mohiniattam, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. 

The narration of the King’s life and creative endeavours and his muses that inspired exceptional works from him, sets the stage for the audience to be transported to  his 19th century royal court. 

“Poothana’s Liberation” and screening of docu-film “And Miles to Flow”

Poothanas Liberation