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Aham written by Aravinth Kumarasamy released



The CP Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and Apsaras Arts Dance

Company of Singapore launched a book Aham – works by

Apsaras Arts Dance Company 2000 to 2023 - authored by

Aravinth Kumarasamy, artistic director of Apsaras Arts Dance

Company of Singapore by Padma Vibhushan Dr Padma

Subrahmanyam at The CP Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation in

Alwarpet last week.

The function also felicitated Dr Padma Subrahmanyam for

being chosen for the highest award of Padma Vibhushan.

A multi-talented artiste, Aravinth Kumarasamy is involved in

Indian dance, music, and other related fields, and is a

prominent figure in the international Indian arts community. He

is the recipient of the Cultural Medallion from the president of

the Republic of Singapore, the pinnacle accolade for artists in

the Singapore.

For over three decades, Aravinth has creatively, with a sense of

commitment and conviction, envisaged and nurtured this art

form with his imagination and ingenuity. His artistic philosophy

stems from his pursuit to enable the Indian classical dance form

Bharatanatyam, predominantly a solo art form, to transform

into a fine and compelling ensemble-centric expression.

Much like the eclectic nature of his creations, that are diverse

in form and content, Aravinth is a storehouse of many identities

that inspire and influence each other. As an artiste par

excellence himself, he is conscious of tradition but also

cognizant of the dynamics of a rapidly changing global

dynamics, where innovation and technology have vital roles to

play.

Over the years, under his leadership as the Artistic Director,

Apsaras Arts Dance Company has built a stunning repertoire -

over 35 full-length productions - that sparkles with a distinct

identity of its own.

As a Singapore brand for Indian classical dance ensemble work,

inspired by South East Asian narratives, raises a toast to the

potential and the possibilities of Bharatanatyam, presented at

international festivals and venues, flying the Singapore flag

high.

Aravinth has championed industry development, and

successfully curated and convened Indian Performing Arts

Convention (IPAC) annually in Singapore since 2012 and in

Australia since 2021.

He is the proud recipient of several awards including

Singapore’s Young Artiste Award by NAC (1999), Bharata Kala

Mani (Apsaras Arts 2000), Aryabhata (India 2016), MCCY Award

(2017), Kala Ratna (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society 2019),

Natya Kala Upasana (Bhaskar’s Arts Academy 2019) to list a

few.

He is a leader of successful international sales and product

management teams in global FinTech MNCs with focus on FI

solutions and an evangelist of pioneering business solutions

and successful tech start-up founder, business coach and

mentor for senior corporate management and sales teams

including mentor for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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