9 July 2012

Mrs Santha Bhaskar Selected for PROJECT: slingSHORT

Mrs Santha Bhaskar by Tara Tan has been selected for the 6th edition of PROJECT: slingSHORT. This year's screening is held in conjunction with PUSH! on Saturday 28th July at 3.00pm.

A three-minute documentary on classical Indian dancer, Santha Bhaskar, 70, from Singapore. Originally from Kerala, she migrated to the Lion City in 1955 when she was 15 years old.

Well-known for her work in Indian classical dance in Singapore and Malaysia, Mrs Bhaskar also studied traditional Chinese, Malay, and Thai dance, which

she melds with her mastery of Indian dance forms like Mohini Attam, Bharatanatyam and Kathakali in her choreography.

A pioneer of the local Indian dance scene, Mrs Bhaskar is a recipient of the Cultural Medallion award, the Republic’s highest accolade for artists. Her daughter, Meena Bhaskar, and two grand–daughters are also classical Indian dancers and teachers.

Premiered at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. Mrs Santha Bhaskar has had the fortune to be screened at Singapore Short Film Festival, Sinema, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Film Festival in Perth.

Click here for more information on Tara Tan.

Wednesday 8th August,
7.00 - 9.00pm
17 Dorset Square, London, NW1 6QB


Creative [SIN]ergy presents, PUSH! (Pop-Up Singapore House). A non-profit project in association with RSP Planet Design Studios, working in partnership with FARM and Platform 65 and supported by Singapore International Foundation. PUSH! presents an exciting summer of events, exhibitions, and workshops. Showcasing some of the best Singaporean talents from a diverse range of backgrounds including Visual, Literary, Theatrical, Design and Culinary Arts from around the globe in London.