Dance India Asia Pacific: 5th Anniversary
From June 5th – 12th, Milapfest’s Dance India Asia Pacific took place in Singapore, co-presented by our partners Apsaras Arts. The programme including several new elements in its trademark intensive programme. Read more about the stories and events that took place, from our team in Singapore, as well as the Sruti magazine’s online blog, written by Anjana Anand.
As we approach the 5th anniversary of Dance India in Singapore, we look forward to bringing together a team of tutors who bring a uniquely diverse range of experiences to the participants at the school. Professor C V Chandrashekar, faculty member at the very first Dance India Europe in Manchester in 2004, returns to lead the Teacher’s Training Course, while Odissi expert Ratikant Mohapatra is at Dance India for the very first time. The core dance faculty is complemented by new perspectives like Dr Chithra Madhavan, an expert in temple architecture. Overall, the holistic programme brings together dance training with artistic scholarship, and we are looking forward to giving our students a really broad education in dance.
The participants of Dance India Asia Pacific, like the European edition, are from a range of countries and backgrounds. Naturally, we have registered a majority of Singapore-based teachers, performers and students on the course, but we are delighted to welcome participants from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Ireland too!