With a long history dating back to 1952, Bhaskar’s Academy of Arts has and remains the only Indian arts group in Singapore that’s supported by the National Art Council’s annual grant scheme, the city’s major arts fund.
Committed to a high level of sophistication in its execution and the promotion of cross-cultural influences, the Academy now has its own Kathakali troupe (the only one of its kind in Asia) and runs its own fine arts gallery. Troupe members have been specially trained in Kerala, South India, well-known for its use of colourful make-up, and intricate hand and eye co-ordination.
Bhaskar’s dynamic dance troupe has performed at many large-scale shows, including the Singapore Arts Festival, HeritageFest, the National Day Parade and various art exhibitions. And with yearly Kathakali tours in India, it continues to receive global support and recognition from audiences in Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan., For those interested, Bhaskar’s Academy of Arts also holds Nrityalaya music and dance classes in collaboration with community centres.