All performances of Parama Padam have been postponed until further notice. Information about this rescheduled event will come at a later date.
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PARAMA PADAM: LIFE’S GAME OF SNAKES AND LADDERS
by Apsaras Arts Dance Company
Parama Padam was created by the followers of the Vaishnavite faith, with the duo purpose of entertainment and teaching the moral values of human life. On the game board, there are a hundred squares which are illustrated with Snakes and Ladders. The ladders in the game represent good virtues and the snakes indicate the vices. Ladders take you up as the good deeds take us to heaven, while the snakes bring you down as to a cycle of re-births.
The final goal is to reach Vaikuntha or heaven. This game which originated in India in the 10th century CE, was popular world-wide as “Snakes and Ladders” by the British, during the 18th century CE. This thematic solo Bharatanatyam production has been choreographed to depict the Life’s journey of each soul.
Premiered in 2019 at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, the production features the company’s principal dancer Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, has been on tour to Europe.