Indian Performing Arts Convention:
Showcase Performance

Monash University Clayton Campus


In collaboration with The Academy of Indian Music and Dance Australia and Apsaras Arts, Singapore, MLIVE is excited to present a showcase of Indian Classical music and dance from the Indian Performing Arts Convention (IPAC Australia 2021) including the Lalgudi Pancharatnam Ensemble.

Following a month of workshops led by leading international practitioners including Dr S Sowmya, Rama Vaidyanathan and Bragha Bessell, students and leading practitioners based in Melbourne present an evening of classical Indian dance and music.

This performance is the culmination of the first Indian Performing Arts Convention – Australia. A collaboration between The Academy of Indian Music Australia, Apsaras Arts, Singapore and MLIVE, IPAC – Australia is an exciting new venture and is intended to be an annual event in Melbourne’s cultural calendar.

This concert will also feature the Lalgudi Pancharathna Kritis performed by an ensemble featuring vocalists from Melbourne, trained by Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi . This will be an unmissable opportunity to hear this legendary work in Melbourne in the fantastic acoustics of The Robert Blackwood Hall. Book now!

“the Lalgudi Pancharatnam remains to this day a treasured family inheritance of Lalgudi Jayaraman’s family, with the authentic tunes of the songs being handed down from generation to generation” – Lalitha Kala Tarantini

“Lalgudi Pancharatnam is an inspired poetic outpour by the saint composer Thyagaraja and an enhanced musical interpretation by the legendary violinist Lalgudi”– Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

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  • Performance Information

    • Duration:2 hours and 15 minutes including one interval

    • Venue:Robert Blackwood Hall

    • Age suitability:All ages

  • Venue Details

    Robert Blackwood Hall:
    Monash University Clayton Campus,
    49 Scenic Boulevard, Clayton 3800

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