Musical Troupe ‘Rhythms of Manipur’ performance at the Singapore Flyer

Musical Troupe 'Rhythms of Manipur' performance at the Singapore Flyer
Musical Troupe ‘Rhythms of Manipur’ performance at the Singapore Flyer, Co-hosted by the High Commission of India, Singapore and the Singapore Flyer

Date & Time : 5th February, 2013 at 6.30 pm

Venue: The Greek Theatre at the Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore – 039803.

Co-hosted by the High Commission of India, Singapore and the Singapore Flyer


About Rhythms of Manipur

Rhythms of Manipur, founded in 1985, is a rare Manipuri performing group specializing in traditional as well as in fusion arts. An important centre for Manipuri dance and music, over the last twenty six years it has undertaken extensive concert tours and research to revive rare performing art forms of the region. So far the group successfully performed at Kolkata, Guwahati, Mysore, Bhopal, Shillong, Kohima, New Delhi and other places in connection with important festivals.

The group also scored the music of various ballets, plays, films – mention may be made of the Engallei Ballet of Manipuri, Jagoi Marup, which bagged the best production award at the 3rd National Ballet Festival 1992, the childrens film ‘Paari’ produced by the Children Film Society and directed by celebrated film maker Aribam Syam Sharma – Paari, featured in many international film festivals in 2000.

The group was actively involved in the first Bharat Rang Mahotsav organized by the National School of Drama in 1999, and in other national theatre festivals held at Bangalore, Kolkota and Kochi. In 2002, it performed Moirang Sai Opera at the Brahmaputra river as part of the fifty-year’s celebration of Ford Foundation in India. Its fusion music production, Journey, based on the tunes and rhythms of four north eastern states produced by the Doordarshan (National Television), Imphal was judged as the Best Entry in the Music Category in the 10th National Doordarshan Annual Award 2009-2010.

The group members have performed with Tal Kravitz, celebrated Israeli musician, in an event organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Embassy of Israel in 2010. In January 2012, at the 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav organized by National School of Drama, the Rhythms of Manipur’s newest production – Operetta Loika Loikum – was performed. The Rhythms of Manipur has been supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, since 1994.


Source: High Commission of India, Singapore

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