Music, Dance, Festival

Thanmai (NUS Arts Festival 2022)

Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: NUS Indian Dance
  • Date:
    27 Mar 2022
  • Time:
    2:00pm, 8:00pm
  • Venue:
    NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre
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  • Admission:
    General: $25 / Students: $15 / Friends of CFA: $25 for two


Light is about what we see, but also about what we don't see. In Tamil, "thanmai" means true nature and "pataroli" means light. Thanmai is a journey to reflect on the metaphysical and physical qualities of light and what it means to us as humans.

Under the guidance of NUS Indian Dance's Artistic Director, Mrs Santha Bhaskar, this performance explores the complexities of human's physical and spiritual relationships with light in its many forms. This work also features collaborations with visual artist Joshua Yang with original music by Dr. Ghanavenothan Retnam and Mario Vanegas.

Join NUS Indian Dance in the exploration of the true nature of light through the lens of science, spirituality and time with Bharatanatyam, poetry and visual art.

Thanmai (NUS Arts Festival 2022)