Sutra Foundation, under the guidance of Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, will be staging the Odissi event of the year from 10 till 14 April 2019 – Odissi On High.
Odissi On High promises an unforgettable evening of dance, rhythm and theatre; showcasing dazzling performers of Sutra Foundation (Kuala Lumpur) together with the amazing male dancers of Rukdrakshya Foundation (Bhubaneswar). In a celebration of the dynamics of change, evolution of techniques and proliferation of new repertoire inspired by the two ‘paramparas’ of odissi – those of the late Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra and Guru Debaprasad Das, Odissi On High will be staging a unique experiential event in Malaysia and India in its second season.
Dancers of Sutra & Rudrakshya Foundations in Odissi on High
Datuk Ramli Ibrahim is the Artistic Director of this performance and simultaneously, co-artistically directs the production with Guru Bichitrananda Swain of Rudrakshya Foundation.
Image may contain: 2 people As Datuk Ramli Ibrahim discusses the collaboration between Sutra Foundation and Rudrakshya Foundation, he says, “For some time now we’ve been admiring how Guru Bichitrananda has been training dancers, who are groomed under the Kelucharan Mahapatra odissi style. Some of the best male dancers of Odisha can now be found with Rudrakshya Foundation and have been groomed by Guru Bichitrananda. Not only are Rudrakshya dancers amazing, Bichitrananda’s new odissi compositions have explored unique vocabulary within the aesthetic bounds of odissi. His new works represent the fresh trend in odissi – dynamic, exciting and technically challenging. He is the next generation of exciting choreographers who has emerged from Odisha and whose works resonate with youths today.”
Dancers of Rudrakshya Foundation in Odissi on High, 2018
The performers for ‘Odissi On High’ are Geethika Sree, Tan Mei Mei, Harenthiran Pulingam, Gauthami Chantheran, Mathuri Raja Bhalu, Vickneshwaran Gonasergar, Suchitra Narayanan, Renuka Paniker, Jeya Sri Kullayya, Kirthana Sukumaran,Tishaa V. Ravi,Tharanitha, Gunasegaran, Deepaa Jayabalan, Hairini Mathavan, Aishwarya Lakshmi Erisson, Ruphaa Kasinathan,Yovvani, Navinesh, Hareen Loganathan, Dheva Kumaran, Pradeepan & Ramli Ibrahim, from Sutra Foundation and Santosh Ram, Samir Kumar Panigrahi, Jagyandatta Pradhan, Bichitra Behera, Sanjeev Kumar Jena, from Rudrakshya Foundation.
Catch ‘Odissi On High’ between 10 – 14 April 2019 at the KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC). For more details on the second season of Odissi on High and its India tour, visit sutrafoundation.org.my. Tickets for domestic shows are also available at proticket.com.my or call 03-7880 7999.

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