Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS), Singapore's premier cultural organization promoting the Indian fine arts, is celebrating their sixtieth anniversary this year.
The celebration consists of a variety of concerts and other events throughout the year held in co-operation with other cultural and Indian organizations.
SIFAS will be presenting a lavish dance-drama "Rama Katha: The Ramayana of Tulsidas," on June 26th, Friday at 8:00 p.m. at the Jubilee Hall in Raffles Hotel.There are some 8 senior dancers from Mumbai's Kanaka Sabha, some 15 dancers from Singapore, and 4-5 Chinese and Malay dancers in this production which will depict the entire Ramayana from the childhood of Rama and Lakshmana until the coronation. The lyrics are in a Hindi dialect. And while the Ramayana needs no interpretation in any language to Indians, the production is subtitled in English so all Singaporeans/expats/tourists can follow the story line. The choreography is by Dr Siri Rama (of Singapore/Mumbai), and there are some 8-10 SIFAS students of Guru Minal Amit Dhamelia also dancing in the production. The orchestra features gurus, alumni of SIFAS and others - the music is a nice blend of Hindustani, Carnatic, and folk genres.
Please book your tickets early - like right now! Tickets are very reasonably priced at $15, $20 and $50.
Dr. Manjusha Balekundri,
Satguru Homeopathy Clinic
Blk 235 #01- 452,
Yishun St. 21,
Singapore 760 235
Phone (65) 6755 9705
Mobile (65) 9365 2041