Tapas labs

Mastering any art form is akin to performing a ‘tapas’, which requires a lot of self-discipline and can be a daunting task. However the achievement at the end of every milestone can be rewarding and providing a great sense of satisfaction. TAPAS Labs provides every aspiring young Indian music and dance performing artist, an opportunity to capture and showcase these milestone performances via our portal. This includes solo renditions and collaborations with other aspiring peers. Our video library is aimed to be a repository that includes music genres such as Hindustani, Carnatic, Fusion, Bhajan, Folk, Film etc. and dance genres such as Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, etc. Audio and Video are recorded using the best of equipment and professionals in the industry. You can come to us with your own themes or can consult our expert panel for ideas. Our labs will be scheduled in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

We will be conducting labs based on the following groups: Junior category – 5-15 years. Senior category – 15 upwards. There may be some overlap based on learning levels.

What can you expect to get:
About 4-5 performers will be combined to form a group and will perform a carnatic or a thematic song such as fusion/jugalbandi/cover etc. They will be provided expert advice to improve voice/instrument aesthetics. Upon mastering, audio recording will be done at their studio. Subsequently, performers will be video shot in a location where they will mime for their own performance. The footage will then be edited and presented on Tapas Youtube channel.

Who is eligible:
Any musician, or promising student in vocal/instrumental or dance categories can apply. There will be no selection process, however we reserve the right to deny a candidate. You can apply via email  tapas@syama.org with your short artistic resume.

What will be the expenses involved:
Cost for a performer will be at S$300. This will include the practise/rehearsal sessions, recording, make-up, location cost, cinematography, post-production etc. until the final video is showcased. Typically about 2 songs can be recorded for each lab. The music video will be similar to the one showcased in their melbourne labs

Season 1:

Melbourne – 5th to 12th September 2017. Video released on 30th September 2017

Schedule: Singapore – 6th to 19th November 2017

Season 2: (text or call 97696747 to register)

Our Next Lab Schedule: Singapore7th to 26th November 2018 

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