13 Nov '17, 8am

ASEAN: Singapore's leading ballet enthralls leaders with musical Ramayana

ASEAN: Singapore's leading ballet enthralls leaders with musical Ramayana

A musical performance based on the epic Ramayana today drew loud applause from several world leaders and delegates at a grand opening ceremony of the two- day ASEAN summit. The play reflected India's cultural linkages with the Philippines and several member countries of the 10-member powerful bloc. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and several other leaders from ASEANs partner countries attended the glitzy opening ceremony at the highly fortified Cultural Centre in this bustling metropolis. The Ramayana in the Philippines is called 'Maharadia Lawana' which means king Ravana. The Philippines' famous dance is called 'Singkil' which is based on the Ramayana. Modi tweeted: You would be happy to know that the @ASEAN opening ceremony included excerpts from the musical Rama Hari, based on the Ra...

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