Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S Ramanathan
Daughter & disciple of Dr S.Ramanathan &
Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore
alapana events in the past
alapana ensemble got a rare opportunity to perform @ MICA before distinguished audience including the Minister, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim & Senior Minister of State, Ms Grace Fu during a Deepavali celebration
Thyagaraja Akhandam 2012
alapana anniversary 2012 featured a Ramayanam-based thematic presentation, RaghuVamshi
Dunman High School ~ Workshop on Indian
Akhandam 2010 Report Photos
alapana anniversary 2010 Photos
alapana @ Melville
8pm: Neythal- the continental shelf @ Esplanade Theatre Studio,, Singapore
- your home of Indian Music and Dance
music & dance have given a special identity to Indian culture. alapana's
endeavour is to
bequeath Indian cultural heritage through music and dance.
Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan had committed himself for the sole mission of exchanging
his profound musical knowledge with the whole world. It was his vision that
the world would appreciate the
potential, beauty & impact of this great melodic tradition more and
more in the decades to come. True
to his vision, Indian classical carnatic music has already started soaking the
hearts of millions of people across the continents.
Mrs R.Banumathy, daughter & disciple
of Dr S.Ramanathan carries the baton and
has been continuing the mission.
popularly known as alapana, was founded in Singapore in 1999 by Mrs R.Banumathy.
Over the years, alapana has established itself as a premiere institution
teaching and performing Indian classical Carnatic music & Bharatanatyam in Singapore. alapana faithfully adheres to the musical tradition inherited
through the Trinity and passed on by Dr S.Ramanathan. alapana also strictly follows the path laid by our
trendsetter Gurus, the Dhananjayans in the field of Bharatanatyam.
offers lessons in Indian classical (Carnatic) music - Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Mridangam, Tabla &
operates through its old branch at 375 Serangoon Road, Singapore-218122 and the new branch at Block 684, Race Course Road, #01-316,
Singapore-210684. These two units are located on either side of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple along Serangoon Road near Farrer Park MRT
Exit G. Classes are
also held presently at Melville Park, Simei; Eventually, we hope to
have a full-fledged branch also in the Eastern region.
Quality and Variety ~ the hallmark of alapana
Participation of Vilasini, Raechel & Massini in the Bharatanatyam performance on 1Nov'2013 has made Deepavali even brighter for us
Arjun's Mridangam Arangetram on 29June,2013
Navarathri Golu at alapana 2013
Sri Ramanavami at alapana 23 April,2013
Students at YST Conservatory of Music, NUS Singapore with Mr Raghu & Mrs Banu at the end of the workshop on Indian Music
Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013
was held at alapana on 23 & 24 Feb'2013