NUS Indian Dance
NUS Indian Dance was established in 1977 and has since been actively involved in exploring different themes and concepts in every dance production under the guidance of its Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, Santha Bhaskar, a pioneer in the Indian Cultural dance scene and a Cultural Medallion winner of Singapore. In 2010, NUS Indian Dance introduced the Bollywood sub group and presented its first successful Bollywood show, Jashan.
This year, NUS Indian Dance presented Avatar - The Reincarnation which was an enormously successful show portraying the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu. NUS Indian Dance is also presenting its second Bollywood show, Sangam - The confluence of Navras as part of the ExxonMobil Campus concert series on the 22nd of February 2012.
The group has performed at the 1997 ASEAN Universities Arts Festivals held in Brunei, and has appeared at several official university events, cultural exchange events, and international conferences. The group also recently won the Tan Ean Kiam Arts Awards 2011 for the Best Event for the last installment of the three part production of Anweshana: The search for Nalanda.
The group prides itself for being original and inclusive, to foster a warm, welcoming environment that allows dancers to grow and learn not only the Indian culture but also to be a part of our family.