Society for Bhagavata Culture organized weeklong ensemble of performances in Singapore from Oct 21 to 28 leading up to Deepavali 2016. The theme of the week-long performances, Bhakti-rasāmrita or ‘The Rhythmic Waves of the Mellows of Love’ is an experience to behold, and provides a glimpse into the kaleidoscope of the rich cultural heritage of Manipur, the ‘land of valuable gems’. This included a ticketed performance at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 23 Oct; a cultural show for residents at Sree Narayana Mission Home in Yishun on 26 Oct; cultural performances at National University of Singapore (21 Oct) as well as performances in the heartlands just as Taman Jurong (22 Oct) and also at the Deepavali 2016 festivities in Little India (22 & 28 Oct).
Ranganiketan Manipuri Cultural Arts Troupe Singapore Tour 21 - 28 Oct 2016
Ranganiketan Performance @ The Esplanade
Recital Studio on 23 Oct 2016
Ranganiketan, literally translated as the ‘House of Colourful Arts’, is an authentic artistic presentation of the rich and vibrant culture coming from the picturesque ancient land of Manipur in Northeast India. It depicts the graceful mellows of devotion in performance through its wide repertoire of cultural arts presentations, from rhythmic drumming to folk, tribal and classical dances, to scintillating martial arts displays as well as soulful vocal and instrumental renditions.
Audiences around the world have been enchanted by not only the elegant choreography but also the beautifully hand-embroidered costumes of this unique culture. The presentation of the Manipuri cultural arts also affords local audiences with a unique insight into the cultural diversity of the Indian sub-continent, as the Manipuri performances are aesthetically different from the traditional Indian dance performances familiar in the region.
The Ranganiketan Manipuri Cultural Arts Troupe was established in 1989 and has travelled the globe numerous times, enthralling audiences in more than 125 venues, at international festivals, universities and colleges, as well as prestigious cultural and art centres in major cities in in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. In Singapore, Ranganiketan has performed at the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, the National Arts Festival, WOMAD Festival and the Somerset International Millennium Drum Festival.