Afsana Arts Weekend 2015

The Afsana Arts Weekend 2015 took place from 31 Oct to 1 Nov. The weekend had 4 events:

  • Gurmukhi Calligraphy workshop
  • Photography Basics workshop by instructors Sukhmindar Singh, Andrew J K Tan and Pervinder Singh
  • Hair and Makeup workshop by Bubbly J from Looks Studio
  • Art Jam (Painting workshop) at Arteastiq

It was an eye opener for some and a chance to exercise those creative arts muscles in all of us! Here are some pictures of the workshops that were attended by people from all age groups who came together to have an artsy weekend!

Gumukhi Calligraphy workshop

Participants were provided with templates and practice sheets to guide them in picking up some of the finer skills in calligraphy. With practice, many of them eventually walked home with a framed piece of their self drawn Gurmukhi calligraphy!

Photography Basics workshop by instructors Sukhmindar Singh, Andrew J K Tan and Pervinder Singh

Photography enthusiasts gathered to hear tips and tricks from experts before heading out for a guided hands-on photography walk in Little India. The group returned and shared their photos with each other, and described how they applied what they learnt during the walk, with the experts offering further suggestions for them to practice on.

Hair and Makeup workshop by Bubbly J from Looks Studio

Ladies of all ages came together for a chance to hear from an experienced fashion designer and makeup artist to understand the principles and techniques in looking their individual best. Not only did they walk away with new ideas to try at home, each participant walked away with a goodie bag filled with products for them to add to their toolkits!

Art Jam (Painting workshop) at Arteastiq

Getting in touch with their creative inner selves, budding painters had small bites to munch on while they brushed their imagination into reality. It was a an amazing family bonding experience with beautiful art pieces coming from the little ones and incredible detailed work from the practised elders!

Bhangra Night: School’s Out!

Bhangra Night: School’s Out! featured some of the most energetic dance battles seen in recent Singapore Bhangra history! While movies like Step Up or Pitch Perfect make western music and dance fun, Bhangra Nights connect us with our Community as we celebrate our culture and feel the music with our dance!

Organised by the Committee from RedDot Bhangra on 8 Dec 2017, the night featured 8 Bhangra talents from the local scene who pitted themselves against each other to claim top honours in a one-on-one dance battle that gave everyone in attendance a night to remember!

Held at Magic Carpet Lounge alongside DJ Kevin J and DJ Dal, the crowd was treated to a wild and energetic spectacle with awesome bhangra beats throughout the night. In true Punjabi fashion, the battles began deep into the night with anticipation built high!

Dholi Paul got the crowd prepped while MCs Saher and Gobs introduced the dancers to the cheers of their friends and family. The dance battles were 1-on-1 bouts with the DJs spinning tunes. All they had was a minute-to-win-it and they sure didn’t disappoint!

The crowd were the judges for the night with their cheers deciding the fate of each match. In the end, the night was won by Nediva to the euphoria and cheers of her supporters simply going through the roof! Nediva truly embodied the spirit of bhangra with the joy and energy that oozed throughout her performances, and an infectious smile that charmed the crowd powering her way to victory!

The brave dancers represented the various bhangra teams across Singapore: S.W.A.T. Singapore, Joshiley, Kohinoor, Jigri Yaar, SherePunjab, Yaar Panj-aab, and SMU. Check out their pre-event promo videos where the competitors gave us a glimpse of their prowess to strike on the dancefloor!

Indy, Dalpreet, Sukhpreet, Nediva, Harjit, Gagan, Rhaaj, and Almast!

Watch the highlights video to see what happened and get excited for RedDot’s next Bhangra Nite: All-Star Bhangra!

Bhangra Nite: School's Out! (Highlights)

#WeOnlyGetBetter with every year! Check out these highlights from our Bhangra Nite event held last month featuring the breathtaking Bhangra battles! More fun in store for 2018 with RedDot Bhangra & Magic Carpet Lounge – Bollywood Club – stay updated right here!#RedDotBhangra #BhangraNite #BhangraBattles #iflythecarpet #BhangraSG #RedDotBhangraCompetition2018 #BhangraCompetition2018 #jointheBhangraRevolution #StayTuned

Posted by RedDot Bhangra on Friday, 12 January 2018