NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Public Arts Programme
Programme ID: PAP014140
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Apsaras Arts will be staging the permire of our new work “Para Padam – The Life’s Game of Snakes and Ladders” on 11th and 12th January 2019 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio.
Parama Padam is an ancient Indian board game which was created in anicent India. On the game board there are a hundred squares which are illustrated with ladders and snakes. The ladders in the game represent good virtues and the snakes indicate vices. Ladders take you up as the good deeds take us to heaven and the snakes bring you down as cause of your vices. During the 18th century, the British made this game popular world-wide and called it “Snakes and Ladders”.
Drawing inspiration from this ancient philosophy, Apsaras Arts presents a thematic performance featuring internationally acclaimed Bharatanataym dance artiste Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, the company’s principal dancer and resident choreographer. Commissioned music score has been composed by internationally renowned composer Dr Rajkumar Bharathi from India and performed by some of the leading musicians in the industry. The production is directed by Aravinth Kumarasamy, an award winning Artistic Director from Singapore.
Apsaras Arts Dance Company is well known for its iconic block buster dance productions such as “ANGKOR - An Untold Story” (2014), “ALAPADMA - The Lotus Unfold”(2015), “AGATHI - The Plight of the Refugee” (2016) “ANJANEYAM - Hanuman’s Ramayana” (2017) etc.
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