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Performing Arts
Artist:
Neila Sathyalingam
Creator:
Neila Sathyalingam 
Subject:
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Dance
Language:
Tamil
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Video Recording
File Details:
7777 KB, 1 videorecording (5 min., 29 sec.) : sd., col. video/x-msvideo
Abstract:
Kannagi is the first bilingual contemporary musical presented in English and Tamil. It was based on one of the well-known Tamil literary epic, Silappathikaram. The music for Kannagi was performed live by more than 30 musicians using Indian and other ethnic musical instruments. The cast for Kannagi comprised of more than 30 artistes from Singapore together with leading artistes from India and Australia. Dialogues were presented in English while songs were sung in Tamil by members of the main casts. This production also incorporated a Spanish Dance and dance items that depicted various elements and moods which significantly enhanced the performance. Neila’s choice of fusing traditional and modern costumes and ornaments added colour and richness to this production. Furthermore, the three-dimensional setting and effective choice of lighting created the grandeur for this performance at Victoria Theatre. This production is an evidence of Neila’s strength in shaping the Indian contemporary dance scene in Singapore towards a Global Arts City.
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