Journey of Time by Flamenco Sin Fronteras, Nawaz & Friends
24 Aug to 26 Aug
8pm - 8.30pm (24 & 25 Aug), 10.30pm - 11pm (24 & 25 Aug), 10pm - 10.30pm (26 Aug)
Journey of Time is a performance that showcases two different dance forms – Kathak and Flamenco – coming together in an eclectic cultural dialogue with live musicians. This symphonious journey of two cultures reflects the passage of our past, present and future, celebrating the passage of time and the unique multicultural landscape of Singapore.
About Flamenco Sin Fronteras
Flamenco Sin Fronteras is a community of flamenco lovers who believe that dance is more than just an art form, but also a platform for individuals to express themselves freely and achieve artistic excellence. A Singapore based non-profit organisation, they bring individuals from different nationalities together in a melting pot of dance, music and friendship.
About Nawaz & Friends
NAWAZ MIRAJKAR (PRODUCER) – Nawaz Mirajkar hails from a proud lineage of musicians. From the tender age of seven, Nawaz began playing the tabla under the tutelage of his father, Ustad Mohammad Hanif Khan Mirajkar. A classical soloist, teacher, composer and producer, his productions are innovative and unique, with universal appeal and full house audiences.
PONNAMMA DEVAIAH (CHOREOGRAPHER) - Ponnamma Devaiah moved to Singapore in 2013 and has since been performing and collaborating with other artists. Her performances include Kala Utsavam in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She has also been working as a dancer-choreographer to understand the relation between Kathak and Flamenco better.
RAGHAVENDRA RAJASEKARAN (FLAUTIST) - Ragha is a high-energy and multifaceted composer, improviser and performer of the Indian Classical flute, playing the flute from the tender age of eleven. He is also the co-founder of Music.Love.Yoga; an initiative that aims to empower lives through yoga with music all over world. He is a high energy and multifaceted composer, improviser and performer of the Indian Classical flute from Singapore.
LALIT KUMAR GANESH (TABLA) – Lalit received his tutelage in tabla from Shri Nawaz Mirajkar of the Purab style in the Temple of Fine Arts. In the National Indian Music Competition 2011 organised by the National Arts Council Singapore (NAC), Lalit was awarded the highest honours in the Tabla Open Category. Apart from performing and recording extensively for Temple of Fine Arts’ international productions, Lalit has also performed in South Korea, Malaysia, India and Australia across various genres of music.
CHANDRANATH BHATTACHARYA (SITAR) - In the world of classical music, Sitar Maestro Chandranath Bhattacharya is a well-known name. Chandranath has performed throughout Asia and Europe, where he has 40 recitals to his credit. At the present, Chandranath teaches sitar and vocal at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society where he has trained over 80 multinational students. He has also trained over 100 students while working in India.
SANDHYA NAIR KESAVAN (KATHAK DANCER) - Sandhya Nair Kesavan, is a senior Kathak dancer from the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS). In 2015, Sandhya had the honour of being the first Kathak graduate of SIFAS, and was presented with the ‘Natya Visharad’ title award upon completion of her eight-year diploma in Kathak. She has since had the privilege of representing Singapore in the Cultural Festival of Southern Thailand, and has performed at a variety of events including the Asian Civilisation Museum’s Treasury of the World exhibition; South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) Tastes of South Asia Fair; and Deepavali light-up events.