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Previously NUS Indian Dance (Bollywood) and currently under NUS Indian Cultural Society (OSA), NUS Naach is a modern Indian dance group, rooted in Bollywood and fused with various other styles, that aims to tell stories through dance.
Naach's vision is to be the trendsetters in storytelling through dance as a pioneer group in Singapore. 


Helmed under our Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer Mr. Akash Abhishek, Naach is formed with both established dancers and aspiring ones.

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NUS Indian Cultural Society

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NUS Indian Cultural Society (ICS) is the parent organization of NUS Naach. ICS aims to showcase what it means to be Indian through the various events held over the year such as Diwali Night, Holi and the Cultural Bazaar. Furthermore, ICS provides an excellent platform for students to connect with each other and the community, with outreach programmes such as Nurture Volunteering and Project Strive.


NUS Naach is proud to be a part of ICS to together achieve a greater awareness of Indian culture. Over the years, Naach has performed on numerous occasions at ICS events with Diwali Night being one of the most-awaited ones! What better way to demonstrate Indian culture than dance? Together, we will strive to serve the community in Singapore, showcasing what Indian Culture is all about.

About: Choreographer
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Create chaos and watch them create magic!" 

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Akash Abhishek

Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer

 

Akash Abhishek has been the primary driving force in creating the premier modern Indian dance group that Naach has become today. His choreography style is an eclectic combination of his jazz training, love for cinema and desire to tell human stories through movement. 

 

Akash has experience in dance and choreography of over a decade. He started his formal dance training in 2004 with ACJC Modern Dance as their lead dancer and later joined NUS Dance Synergy in 2007, performing in various contemporary shows with them. There, he explored expressions and vocabulary of dance that were inherently different from the kind he had grown up with. 

He was instrumental in creating a culture reliant on training, creativity and emotions for the dance group that represented NUS at Tarang, a inter-university dance competition.  As their lead choreographer from 2008 to 2013, Akash brought out a variety of socio-political issues like women empowerment and youth issues to break the common perception of Indian dance as only “Bollywood” or “Colorful”. 

 

In 2013, he joined NUS Indian Dance (Bollywood) under the NUS Center for Arts (CFA) as a choreographer, leading 100 different dancers in 8 massively successful productions - Ishq (2013), Junoon (2014), Shamiyana (2015), Zariya (2016), Alfaaz (2017), Dastak (2018), Raabta (2019) and Kiwaad (2021), and 3 incredible showcases - Genesis (2019), Genesis 2.0 (2020), Genesis 3.0 (2022) and Rhapsody (2020) 

Executive Committee

AY2022/2023, 6th Executive Committee

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Everything about Naach, from the most hard working people to the tiring but worth it practices to the productions has me coming back for more and I can never seem to get enough!

Vanshika Gupta

President >

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Naach never fails to amaze me with new experiences. Working and learning with the talented Naach family keeps motivated to do my best!

Murugan Mehaa

Vice President & Finance Head >

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Naach has been the most exciting and fulfilling part of my NUS student life. It has motivated me to push my boundaries and be inspired by fellow dancers. I will always be a Naacho at heart!

Sai Tejaswi 

Dance Captain >

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Naach has been my safe space, a welcoming and supportive environment through which I’ve discovered different sides to myself, opening the door to a world full of opportunities.

Diya Subramanian

Dance Captain >

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Naach has given me a new family and loads of memories to cherish for a lifetime. There is so much love and learning in this journey that I would'nt trade for anything else.

Vidya Pradeep

Creative Head >

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Naach to me is a feeling of immense joy and satisfaction that can’t be put into words. It is where I found friends like family and reignited my passion for dance. Living my life to the fullest with every moment I spend in Naach! 

Divya Pillai

Logistics Head >

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Naach has simply been a home away from home. Being an international student who loves losing herself to the rhythms and grooves of dancing, Naach has been my safe haven - a breath of fresh air amongst the chaos of life

Kashish Varshney

Logistics Head >

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Naach feels like a celebration to me. The preparation before the performance, the countless nights of practice and bonds that form from that,makes my journey very enriching and the celebration at the end, much more fulfilling!

M P Abirami

Dance Coordinator >

Executive Committee
Milestones
Our Milestones

Follow our success story filled with plenty of joy, tears, bruised knees and laughter!

May 2016

Establishment of NUS Naach

Oct 2016

Opened for Salim-Sulaiman Concert in Singapore

2nd Runners up in Sinda Youth Festival

Aug 2016

Opened for Vishal-Shekhar event in Singapore

May 2016

Past Comittees
Past Executive Committee

AY2021/2022, 5th Executive Committee

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Naach gave me a space to explore who I was, allowing me to be comfortable with the uncertainty of it while reassuring me that through this journey I would be sure to know. 

Geetali Gupta

President >

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Being a part of the Naach family has been an extremely fulfilling and inspiring one.  I have grown as a dancer and as a person. I have forged friendships for life and it has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and express myself.

Shreya Nair

Vice President & Finance Head >

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For me, Naach is all about being in my comfort zone, at the same time pushing myself to the very limit! As an exco member, I love being a part of the community and putting my best foot forward!

Jhanvi Tusnial

Dance Coordinator >

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Naach never fails to amaze me with new experiences. Working and learning with the talented Naach family keeps motivated to do my best!

Murugan Mehaa

Logistics Head >

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Everything about Naach, from the most hard working people to the tiring but worth it practices to the productions has me coming back for more and I can never seem to get enough!

Vanshika Gupta

Logistics Head >

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Naach gave me a sense of purpose when there wasn't any, and it also gave me a safe space to grow and learn new things - all while being a part of an amazing family!

Roni Basak

Dance Captain >

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Naach has been the most exciting and fulfilling part of my NUS student life. It has motivated me to push my boundaries and be inspired by fellow dancers. I will always be a Naacho at heart!

Sai Tejaswi

Dance Captain >

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Naach has truly given me an opportunity to learn more about myself through dance, and give back to the community that gave me so many amazing memories!

Anushka Prakash

Creative Head >

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Naach is a platform that pushes me to do my best every day. The discipline, hard work, and team spirit fostered by Naach has truly made it one of the brightest highlights of my college experience!

Saayli Paithankar

Creative Head >

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Naach has given me a new family and loads of memories to cherish for a lifetime. There is so much love and learning in this journey that I would'nt trade for anything else.

Vidya Pradeep

Creative Head >

AY2020/2021, 4th Executive Committee

Naach has given me friendships, memories and confidence, as well as humility and I am glad to have found a home away from home.

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Shruthi M Durai

President >

Naach gave me a space to explore who I was, allowing me to be comfortable with the uncertainty of it while reassuring me that through this journey I would be sure to know. 

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Geetali Gupta

Project Lead and Coordinator >

Being a part of the Naach family has been an extremely fulfilling and inspiring one.  I have grown as a dancer and as a person. I have forged friendships for life and it has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and express myself.

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Shreya Nair

Finance >

Growing up, dance had been a huge part of my life and Naach has given me that platform to reignite my passion for dancing and expressing. It has encouraged me to broaden my horizons and grow as a dancer whilst forging unforgettable bonds along the way.

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Shreya Nair

Creative Head >

Naach has given me the platform to reconnect with the dancer inside of me and also grow as person. I am thankful for all the friendships and memories I have made along my journey. 

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Sunakshi Sinha

Creative Head >

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be a part of something that completely transforms you as a dancer, helps you discover yourself from within, cultivates a culture of hard work, and leaves you with life long memories and friendships.

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Samridhi Rawat

Logistics Head >

Naach gave me a platform to express myself and step out of my comfort zone while also forging a number of great friendships!

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Rishabh Sharma

Logistics Head >

Naach has given me a platform to express myself as a dancer. It has truly allowed me to step out of my comfort zone by exploring different genres of dance.

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Ritu Warathe

Dance Captain >

Naach gave me a sense of purpose when there wasn't any, and it also gave me a safe space to grow and learn new things - all while being a part of an amazing family!

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Roni Basak

Dance Captain >

AY2019/2020, 3rd Executive Committee

More than ever, Naach taught me what it felt like to be a part of a dance TEAM, to perform not just as an individual but rather, as one united dance family.

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Megha Saha

President >

Naach has been my constant destress throughout my undergraduate years. It has given me my greatest life skills and been one of the biggest joys in my university life.   

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Vikita Chandnani

Vice President for Welfare >

Naach gave me a space to explore who I was, allowing me to be comfortable with the uncertainty of it while reassuring me that through this journey I would be sure to know.

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Geetali Gupta

Dance Coordinator >

Dance is my escape to all those boring numbers. I used to love dancing as a kid and thanks to Naach, I’m able to refuel that passion! 

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Anuja Shukla

Dance Captain >

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Ritu Warathe

Dance Captain (Sub-Committee) > 

President >

Naach has has given me a platform to express myself as a Dancer. It has truly allowed me to step out of my comfort zone by exploring different genres of dance.

With Naach, I gained an avenue to express myself through dance and appreciate this art form. Naach challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and grow as a dancer and a leader.

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Shriya Sharma

Logistics Head >

Marketing Head >

The Naach family has helped me grow as an individual and a Dancer. I've forged friendships that I'll cherish for a lifetime!

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Isha Kanaya

Logistics Head >

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Shrishti Mishra

External Marketing Head >

To me, Naach is the place where magic unfolds, a place where I have forged strong friendships, and most importantly significantly grown as a person. 

Being part of the Naach family has truly made me realise how it feels to be passionate about dance. Naach has given me the opportunity to explore, grow as dancer and learn and get inspired by other dancers!

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Sharanya V

Internal Marketing Head >

More than ever, Naach taught me what it felt like to be a part of a dance TEAM, to perform not just as an individual but rather, as one united dance family.

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Megha Saha

President >

Naach has been my constant destress throughout my undergraduate years. It has given me my greatest life skills and been one of the biggest joys in my university life.   

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Vikita Chandnani

Vice President of Welfare >

Naach gave me a space to explore who I was, allowing me to be comfortable with the uncertainty of it while reassuring me that through this journey I would be sure to know.

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Geetali Gupta

Dance Coordinator >

Dance is my escape to all those boring numbers. I used to love dancing as a kid and thanks to Naach, I’m able to refuel that passion! 

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Anuja Shukla

Dance Captain >

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Ritu Warathe

Dance Captain (Sub-Committee) > 

President >

Naach has has given me a platform to express myself as a Dancer. It has truly allowed me to step out of my comfort zone by exploring different genres of dance.

With Naach, I gained an avenue to express myself through dance and appreciate this art form. Naach challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and grow as a dancer and a leader.

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Shriya Sharma

Logistics Head >

Marketing Head >

The Naach family has helped me grow as an individual and a Dancer. I've forged friendships that I'll cherish for a lifetime!

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Isha Kanaya

Logistics Head >