Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015
- Venue11 Empress Place
- Ticket Price(Exclude booking fee)S$25.00 - S$60.00This event has passed
A treacherous game of dice, a kingdom lost and a wife humiliated – so goes 'Dussasana Vadham (The Slaying of Dussasana)', a story that cuts to the emotional core of the 'Mahabharata', the great Sanskrit poem of ancient India which centres on the struggle for sovereignty between the rival Pandava and Kaurava clans.
'Dussasana Vadham' was first staged in Singapore’s old Victoria Theatre in 1954 by dancers from Kerala Kalamandalam, the renowned and unique performing arts university in Kerala, India. The late KP Bhaskar, a classical Indian dance maestro, was part of the committee responsible for bringing the group to Singapore. This performance motivated Bhaskar to start a Kathakali group in Singapore.