Apsara ‘reloads’ for Wednesday show
Apsara, the tantalizing group of youngsters bent on pushing the boundaries of dance, have ramped up their last show and will stage a one-off production ‘Apsara Reloaded,’ this Wednesday.
The second dance production titled simply ‘Apsara’ was staged on May 23, but the organizers felt they needed to add more to the production and hence Wednesday’s show.
Chandini Ramnarain, who bears responsibilities of producer, director, choreographer and dancer, said many of the dances from the last sold-out performance have been “re-fitted and improved” while new dance forms have been added with new sets to add to the magic of the event.
Padmini Rambalak, the reigning Miss Guyana India Worldwide and also a senior dancer of the troupe said “the dances from the last show were extremely well-received but we felt that there was more we could have done for our audience, so we’ve reloaded our arsenal to produce the best performance we possibly can.”
The organizers promise patrons the “flawless dancing of Kiran Mattai,” saying “her delivery of the dances leaves one stunned at their sheer perfection and this, combined with her bursting energy, ensures that her dancing gives pure pleasure.”
Marcia Akeung, another of the group’s senior dancers pointed out that “Apsara specializes in contemporary classical dance forms where the basics of Indian Classical dances are used as a springboard to evolve a modern and unique (dance) vocabulary. We have classic Indian, Latin, fusions and other dance forms. There is something for everyone.”
Lucria Rambalak, the second runner-up in the recent Miss Guyana Universe pageant and the winner of its “People’s Choice” and “Miss Photogenic” awards, said the audience can expect performances that would be “marked by stunning costumes and beautiful choreography.” Lucria brings vitality to her dances that always leave the audience wanting more.
Guyana has come to be accustomed to typical dance theatre, which focuses on dance from a particular region, but Apsara goes beyond this notion and instead finds its influences from various parts of the world to create its special choreographies.
One of the main factors that led the group to do “Apsara Reloaded” was the sheer demand for tickets for the last show, Ramnarain said. She continued by saying that “the demand was so great that we simply could not let our audience down. And, we’ve also gotten a wonderful opportunity for us to fine-tune our performance in even greater detail for it to surpass our previous shows”.
Wednesday’s event starts at 20:00 h. Tickets cost $1,500, $1,200 and $1,000 and are available at Budget Supercentre & Pharmacy – Lusignan, N&S Mattai, National Cultural Centre, Kings Jewellery World, Gizmos and Gadgets, Bhagwan’s, Broadway Fashions and the Feed Shop-Kitty.