Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S Ramanathan (8Apr'1917- 19Mar'1988)
Daughter & disciple of Dr S.Ramanathan &
Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore
alapana events in the past
Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013
Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2013
Thyagaraja Aradhana in 2013
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
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. Mrs Lavanya Balaji (disciple of the Dhananjayans) is the Artistic Director of alapana and also the head of the Dance faculty.
offers lessons in Carnatic (Indian classical) music - Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Mridangam & Bharatanatyam. In addition, alapana
offers lessons in Hindusthani Vocal music, Sitar & Tabla as well.
operates through its branches at 4 vantage locations:-
1a. alapana@684 : Block 684, Race Course Road, #01-316,
Singapore - 210684
1b. alapana@390 : 390 Race Course Road, Singapore - 218647
2. alapana@Bedok :300 Bedok Road, Bedok Shopping Complex, Singapore - 469457
3. alapana@Clementi : Blk 447 Clementi Ave 3 #02-201 Singapore - 120447
The Race Course Road branch at Blk 684 is alapana's Main branch; 684 is located by the side of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and the other branch at 390 Race Course Road is just behinf Sri VadapathiraKali Termple. Both 684 & 390 are at a short walk from Exit B of Farrer Park MRT.
The second branch, alapana@Bedok is located at Simpang Bedok - Bedok Market Place/Bedok Shopping Complex by the side of Giant Supermarket, near Tanah Merah MRT.
The third branch, alapana@Clementi located at Blk 447 #02-201 Clementi Ave 3 Singapore - 120447, close to Clementi MRT & Courts.
Quality and Variety ~ the hallmark of alapana
RIP Geetha Bennett
Young shoot trying the Veena
Lavanya Raghuraman's TTD 'Naada Nirajanam' performance at Tirupati on 11Jan2017
alapana teachers at the Thyagaraja Aradhana on 18Feb'2017
alapana anniversary 2016 (AA 2016)
Thyagaraja Aradhana 2016
'alapana 16th anniversary' ~ 6 Sep 2015
Retracing the Path ~ Margam 16/03/2015 : UCC Theatre, NUS, Singapore 19/03/2015 : The Music Academy (Kasturi Srinivasan Hall), Chennai (Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan Memorial Day) 21/03/2015 : Kalakshetra Theatre, Chennai (A collaboration between Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai & alapana arts, Singapore ) 23/03/2015 : Guruvayoor Temple, Kerala 26/03/2015 : Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, Bangalore
Retracing the Path ~ Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2015
Ganapathi Puja was performed for alapana's 2nd Branch at 300 Bedok Road, S- 459467 on 7 July,2014
~ alapana@Bedok is located within Bedok Shopping Complex, near Tanah Merah MRT
Ganapathi Homam was performed for alapana's 3rd Branch at Blk-447 Clementi Ave-3, #02-201 S-120447 on 26 Sep'2014
~ alapana@Clementi is located close to Clementi MRT
Obeisance to Thyagaraja 2014
Concert by Sri Ramakrishnan Murthy with Sri Delhi P Sunder Rajan (Violin) & Sri V.Raghuraman (Mridangam) held on 22 Feb'2014. Concert video available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUxAIvwt4mU (concert starts at 08:00hrs on the timeline)
Students at YST Conservatory of Music, NUS Singapore with Mr Raghu & Mrs Banu at the end of the workshop on Indian Music