‘From the heart of the tradition’ – A Lecture Demonstration by Shri Aniruddha Knight on 16 June 2019 Sunday 8PM

  Dear Friends, finally we will be getting a clearer insight of Bala’s legacy of Bharatanatyam from her own grandson, dancer Aniruddha Knight. Bala’s art has its origin from the devadasi tradition itself that considers the mystical-eroticism of its content as part and parcel of the tradition. Bala was also an excellent singer where dance […]

“I can weave through many interesting identities and roles” – Ramli Ibrahim, by Vijay Shanker for Narthaki Online

Acclaimed as a brilliant Odissi exponent and contemporary western choreographer, credited for his flamboyant and aesthetic performances, Malaysia’s ‘Datuk’ Ramli Ibrahim commenced his career as a dancer with Western Australian Dance Company and later established Sutra Foundation (2007) in Malaysia with a team of talented dancers, travelling all over the world with spectacular performances. In […]

Poetry in motion by Subhadra Devan, New Straits Times

Sutra and Rudrakshya dancers in the upcoming Odissi On High. (Picture courtesy of Sutra Foundation) DYNAMIC, exciting and technically challenging. That’s the fresh creative energy flowing into Sutra Foundation’s Odissi On High, due to kick off its second season next week. Played to rave reviews last year, Odissi On High is a collaboration with Odisha-based […]

Malaysia’s Sutra Dance Theatre’s acclaimed ‘Odissi on High’ tours India by Melanie Chalil, Malay Mail

‘Odissi on High’ will tour eight cities in India in May. — Pictures and video by Hari Anggara PETALING JAYA, April 9 — When Datuk Ramli Ibrahim rolled out Sutra Dance Theatre’s Odissi on High last July, the unorthodoxly fast-paced traditional Indian dance performance was a hit among audiences young and old. This year, the breathtaking performance […]

Dance like a man by Priyanka Chandani, The Asian Age

  The Indian classical dance forms have inspired artists across the world. Among the list of artists enchanted by India’s cultural heritage is Malaysian Odissi dancer Ramli Ibrahim. Distinctive lyricism, sensuality in movements and the thribhanga —three deflections of head, torso and hip position — combined with the compelling music, bewitched Ramli at a very […]

A Malaysian stalwart brings modern steps to a classical form by Vanessa Viegas, Hindustan Times

  There’s a lot about the classical performance that’s different– there is group choreography rather than a solo performance, the moves are high-intensity, there are multimedia graphics and dramatic lighting - Ramli Ibrahim Of India’s major classical dances, many would argue that Odissi has changed the least. Sure, the devotional form once performed by temple devadasis now […]

Ramli Ibrahim to perform in seven Indian cities in May 2019 by New Sarawak Tribune Online

  NEW DELHI: Malaysia’s leading exponent of the Odissi Indian classical dance Datuk Ramli Ibrahim will perform in seven Indian cities in May. His first performance of the tour will be in Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha on May 4, followed by shows in Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai. The last event of […]

‘Odissi on High’ comes to India – V.V. Ramani, The Hindu

  Rudrakshya Foundation students in ‘Odissi on High’ | Photo Credit: Magendran, Studio Maglance V.V. Ramani 02 MAY 2019 16:01 IST UPDATED: 02 MAY 2019 16:02 IST Ramli Ibrahim and Guru Bichitrananda Swain come together in ‘Odissi on High’ In 2018, ‘Odissi on High’ was premiered at Kuala Lumpur and had an overwhelming response. The […]

Embattled, Emboldened, Empowered (EEE) – a bharatanatyam studio performance by Suchitra Narayanan and Revathi Selvam Karthik

Embattled, Emboldened, Empowered (EEE) – a bharatanatyam studio performance by Suchitra Narayanan and Revathi Selvam Karthik – two of Sutra’s finest dancers, is a return to the stage after many years. Embattled, after the distillation of life’s hard knocks and lessons; Emboldened, to still continue performing with renewed conviction; Empowered, transformed by experience and to sail […]