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Mr. Aravinth Kumarasamy

Apsaras Arts, Creative Director Singapore www.apsarasarts.com

Biography

Aravinth Kumarasamy is the creative director of Apsaras Arts. Aravinth’s unique talent is to conceptualize and create new dance productions for which he composes the music, writes lyrics and designs the choreography. Aravinth is an Artistic Director, Composer, Choreographer, Musician, Arts Activist, Producer, Transcultural Collaborator, Researcher, Arts Presenter, Speaker and a Peace Ambassador. He is the proud recipient of several awards including the Singapore’s Young Artiste Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore, “Bhartha Kala Mani” by Apsaras Arts, Singapore and “Nrithya Vaarithi” by Padmashri Vazhuvoor Ramaiya Pillai, Chennai, India. For his contributions to Indian Dance, he was honored by the Mayor of Croydon, UK in 2011 and was presented the “Kala Sadhana” award by AruSri Art Theater, Sri Lanka in 2014. Aravinth’s dance productions have been featured at major International festivals, programmes and presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, Sydney Opera House and Pramatta Theaters, Australia and MilapFest, UK.

Curatorial Statement

Some of Apsaras Arts’ popular productions include “Nirmanika – The Beauty of Architecture”, “Aalam – The Banyan Tree of Bharatanatyam”, “The Heroines Raja Ravi Varma”, “Sita’s Magical Forest”, “ANGKOR – An untold story” and “Anjasa – Unravel the wonders of the Buddhist monuments of Asia”. Most of the dance productions of have been on tours to India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Kingdom etc, after being premiered in Singapore. Apsaras Arts is keen to explore possible tours of its productions to Australia and New Zealand.