in dedication to the late
in dedication to the late Guru Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra, Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) and SRJAN Orissa present Anugamanam.
Guru Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra is credited with reviving and propagating the Odissi style worldwide through the generations of students who trained under him and through whom he lit the spark of this elegant dance form, from the eastern shores of India throughout the world.
This revival has also been possible through Srjan, a premier center of Odissi dance established by Guru Sri Kelucharan Mohapatra in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha in 1993. With Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s passing in 2005, the mantle of leadership passed to his son, Guru Sri Ratikant Mohapatra.
TFA is an established centre of the arts in Singapore and regionally over the last 35 years. We are honoured to be guided in dance and music by renowned artistes, such as Ustad Usman Khan, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Dr L Subramaniam amongst others, and to this esteemed fraternity we are honoured to welcome Guru Sri Ratikant Mohapatra.
Anugamanam is a unique inaugural collaboration between TFA and Srjan. It is at once the loving gift of a learning journey to students at TFA and at the same time a spellbinding expression of the Odissi art form made possible through talented dancers from Srjan, who unravel a unique style of synchronised ensemble dancing, embellished by tasteful lighting that enhances the overall experience.
Through Anugamanam, TFA is uniquely honoured to offer to the Singapore audience Odissi dance at its finest through a repertoire of items based on the ancient scriptures of India that hold true today. It is also importantly the celebration of our rich and ever-living artistic traditions which we are privileged to imbibe, nurture and share with all art lovers.
Anugamanam: in the footsteps of the Guru we humbly follow, to boldly tread new paths of beauty in joyful discovery!
23 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 24 (Saturday) 9:00 pm
9 Empress Pl, S179556