Dance, Festival

NUS Arts Festival 2017 - Sambhvana 2.0

Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: NUS Indian Dance with Kiran Kumar
  • Date:
    24, 25 Mar 2017
  • Time:
    A post-show dialogue will follow performance on 24 Mar
  • Venue:
    NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre
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NUS Arts Festival 2016 saw the birth of Sambhavna — a bold experiment to capture the complexity of quantum physics through traditional Indian dance, initiated and created by Cultural Medallion recipient Santha Bhaskar.

In Sambhvana 2.0, NUS Indian Dance will push boundaries even further in a full-length work that weaves the delicate movements of classical Indian Bharatanatyam, fundamental concepts of quantum physics and the richness of language in spoken text, in such a way that an understanding of quantum theory that could previously only be comprehended by the brain can be accessed differently and experienced through the various senses.

In partnership with the Centre for Quantum Technologies (NUS), Sambhavna 2.0 features Singapore-based independent interdisciplinary artist Kiran Kumar who works with Mrs Bhaskar for the first time.

An interactive discussion panel will follow performance on 24 March.


About NUS Indian Dance
Established in 1977, NUS Indian Dance is a close-knit group of highly committed dancers that welcomes dancers into a dance family where growth and learning is encouraged. The group is faithfully guided by its Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, Mrs Santha Bhaskar, a pioneer in the Indian cultural dance scene and Cultural Medallion recipient.

NUS Indian Dance pursues excellence in two styles of Indian dance –bharathanatyam and kathak– through rigorous and demanding training sessions aimed at maintaining high standards of performance. Dancers not only hone their dance skills but develop a deeper sense of self-confidence and cultural identity through their exploration of contemporary themes and concepts in every production.

NUS Arts Festival 2017 - Sambhvana 2.0