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Mrinalini Sarabhai (Obituary) Indian dance recently mourned the passing of the great dancer, Mrinalini Sarabhai. She was a pioneer Indian classical dancer and choreographer and[…]

AKKA exhib front

Dear Friends, Eric Peris, synonymous with Malaysian photography, gives another classic dimension of his works at Sutra Gallery. This time, AKKA, his current photography exhibition is dedicated to[…]

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January 2016




Photo by A. Prathap


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Sutra Foundation Ramli Ibrahim

A bastion of traditional and contemporary arts, the Sutra Foundation is bequeathed to Malaysia by one of its most celebrated sons, Ramli Ibrahim.

Sutra Foundation carries into the future the thread of his vision and contribution to the Malaysian arts scene. The Foundation strives to develop the breadth and depth of Malaysian performing and visual arts through stimulating the creative spirit of cross-cultural Malaysia.

Various cultures come together here to forge a unique ‘sutra’ bond that fosters a universal yet distinctively Malaysian interpretation of the arts.

Sutra Foundation is guided and administrated by its board of trustees:
Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (Chairman)
Dato’ Nor Zakiah Abdul Majid
Sivarajah Natarajan
Abdullah Abu Samah
Nantha Kumar
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  • Sutra Dance Theatre

    Established in 1983 by Ramli Ibrahim, Sutra Dance Theatre has groomed a generation of Malaysian dancers and taken original Malaysian works to reach out to national and international audience, promoting the cultural diversity and vibrancy of Malaysian more


    Sutra Academy offers training in Bharata Natyam (Kalakshetra school) and Odissi (Deba Prasad parampara). read more
    Kuala Lumpur
    New Intake 2016
    New Intake 2016 KAJANG 
    New Intake 2016 KUALA SELANGOR 
    New Intake 2016 SG CHOH

  • Gallery

    Over twenty-eight years, Sutra has spearheaded painting, drawing and photographic exhibitions alongside its dance productions, and thereby projected an integrated view of the performing and visual more

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    Closed in public holiday

Ganjam 2016

GANJAM - Odissi
Artistic Direction Ramli Ibrahim

Auditorium Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur Menara DBKL 1, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350, KL, Malaysia

Gala night
23rd Wednesday | 8.30 pm

Sutra Foundation Public night
24th Thursday | 8.30 pm

Divine Life Society
25th Friday | 8.30 pm

Sutra Foundation Public night
26th Saturday | 8.30 pm

Brickfields Asia College
27th Sunday | 5pm

March 2016

Freinds Of Sutra

Be a Friend or Patron of Sutra now! Being a Friend of Sutra or Patron of Sutra you are endorsing yourself into the special dance history in the making. By joining as a Friend or Patron of Sutra you support Sutra Foundation and enjoy a wide range of programs and exclusive benefits including attendance to special events, talks, discounts to performances and exhibitions.

Come and be part of the process!

Annual Fee for Sutra Card Holder   Individual
RM 500 and above 

Dual with Spouse | Partner 
RM 750 and above

Benefactor of Sutra from RM5,000
Patron of Sutra  RM10,000.00

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Glorious Passages

Glorious Passages ~ Odissi
Two Sutra’s female dancers interpret odissi repertoire of Debaprasad Das Parampara

Artistic direction
Ramli Ibrahim
performed by

Geethika Sree & Divya Nair

TFA, 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

19th Friday |

20th Saturday |




an exhibition of photographs by
Eric Peris

16 Feb 2016, Tuesday | 8.30pm
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Our team

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Ramli Ibrahim

Chairman | Choreographer
The U.N. declared Ramli Ibrahim to be a United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Living Treasure in 2012, while the President of India awarded YBhg. Datuk Ramli the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2011, the first for a more
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Sivarajah Natarajan

Trustees | Visual Artist . Set & Lighting designer
national recognition for Best Set Design (2005), Lighting Design Award (2010) at the BOH Cameroonian Annual Award and in 2014 read more
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Sutra Dance Theatre

Artistes of Sutra dance theatre.
Sutra Dance Theatre was established in 1983 by Ramli Ibrahim to explore, promote awareness and develop traditional and contemporary performing arts in Malaysia through the creation of strong original works. read more


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