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Specially abled artists from Thiruvanathapuram to perform in Singapore

Artists of DAC giving a performance during an event

This is the first time that artists from Thiruvanathapuram-based Different Art Centre (DAC) of Magic Planet — trained in varied art forms — will get their chance to make their mark at the global stage as they perform in Singapore today, May 22.

Artists totalling 25 special children guided by their mentor, Gopinath Muthukad, who is himself a magician, will give a two-hour-long performance in the presence of Eric Chua, who is Singapore’s Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, Culture, Community and Youth.

All of the artists who are students vary from 18 to 26 years and the programme they have scheduled includes dance, music, figure show, mimicry and magic programmes. Their performance which is titled ‘Empowering With Love’ is an initiative by Muthukad in which he is supported by the Malayali Association in Singapore.

The objective of this programme, Muthukad said it to open opportunities for these youth with disabilities. He told New Indian Express: “Their performances will prove to the world how art can improve their life physically and mentally. The team will perform magic, music and other art forms. We will also explain the changes that occurred in these children through the teaching methods of DAC. It is their first grand stage performance after the pandemic.”

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