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Dance India Asia Pacific: Days 6 & 7 #DIAP16

Posted on June 19, 2016 by Alok Nayak

Kumudini Lakhia was her effervescent self and her passion for her art was evident as she spoke of her journey in dance. She said, “At one point, I was so full of technique, chakkars and pirouettes that I realized I had lost my dance.”

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 4 #DIAP16

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Alok Nayak

The last event for the evening was a talk organized at the Temple of Fine Arts – one of the oldest institutions teaching dance and music in Singapore. The presentation was ‘Bhakthi Bhava in Dance’ by Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Bragha bessel and Priyadarsini Govind.

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 3 #DIAP16

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Alok Nayak

Professor C.V. Chandrasekhar took the students on a nostalgic journey of his choreography over the past 40 years. He spoke about his move away from story telling to subjects of nature through poetry.

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 2 #DIAP16

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Alok Nayak

The day started with a buzz as participants entered their respective classes with enthusiasm and trepidation. For many, it involved months of planning …

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Dance India Insights

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Alok Nayak

On Days three and four of the Core Training Programme at Dance India Asia Pacific, we saw great energy, determination and dedication from our participants. After opening days interspersed with a variety of talks and workshops, the last few days were focused on core training.

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A homecoming in Singapore: Dance India Asia Pacific 2014

Posted on June 8, 2014 by Alok Nayak

This year, the third international edition of Dance India takes place in Singapore, presented by Milapfest’s Singapore partners Apsaras Arts, with The Esplanade and supported by National Arts Council Singapore. A new #DIAP14 series of articles on the Milapfest blog will tell some of the stories of this Asia Pacific edition of our international school.

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“Sweat. Pain. Badges.” (Sruti Magazine)

Posted on September 7, 2012 by Archana

“Sweat. Pain. These are our badges, Leela Akka said. So now, when we’re tired, we’re telling each other that!” The advice is timely; the participants need all the grit and collective goodwill they can muster on Day 3, the most grueling thus far.

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