CALENDAR 2020

PERFORMANCES & TALKS

JANUARY

26 Dec – 7 Jan Glorious Passages & GANJAM – an odissi dance performance by dancers of Sutra Foundation & Sutra Dance Outreach Program (New Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai & Puducherry) 

5 Jan Vaikuntha Ekathesi Celebration – Performance by Sutra Dancers at Krishna Temple, Cheras (Bharatanatyam & Odissi)

18 – 21 Jan Odissi workshop by Guru Jyotsna Sahoo of Soor Mandir, Cuttak (Odisha)

19 – 20 Jan Odissi performance by Guru Jyotsna Sahoo & Soor Mandir at Sutra Studio

19 Jan Datuk Ramli Ibrahim as Guest of Honour for Celebrate and Cook – Book Launch by Amita Shah

25 Jan Ted Talk by Datuk Ramli Ibrahim on Diversity and Inclusivity, at Gwalior

29 Jan Bharat Maata – India Republic Day performance at KLCC by Sutra dancers

FEBRUARY

14 – 16 Feb Annual Dance Festival, Sarasalaya (Chennai) – dance performance by Datuk Ramli Ibrahim

22 & 23/29 & 1 Mar Water-Colour Workshop at Sutra Gallery by visual artist, Kishore Sahoo (Odisha)

MARCH

4 March Press Conference – Triple Frontiers & Launch of Friends of Sutra

12 March Datuk Ramli Ibrahim on Lets Talk with Shaarad Kuttan, an Interview on ASTRO Awani – Triple Frontiers

15 March National Heritage by ASTRO AEC, featuring Sutra dancer Tan Mei Mei

APRIL

30 April World Dance Day – Datuk Ramli Ibrahim along with Gurus, Choreographers and Dancers from around the world share their gratitude to the frontliners fighting the pandemic in a dance video compilation on YouTube 

14 Apr – 14 Jul Embrace, Then and Now – Significant moments of Sutra archived and shared
(Episode 1 – 7)

MAY

10 May International Ambassadors of Indian Dance – Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (Malaysia), Dominique Delorme (France) and Giuditta de Concini (Italy) in conversation with Shri Aravinth Kumarasamy in the Spotlight Series by Apsaras Arts Dance Company, Singapore 

10 May Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan – Datuk Ramli Ibrahim live in an interactive session with Prof Joseph Gonzales & Jonathan Hollander, presented by Battery Dance Company, New York

JUNE

2 June Front Row ‘no-holds-barred’ – Datuk Ramli Ibrahim live with Sharmila Ganesan, BFM 

8 June Datuk Ramli Ibrahim on the cover story of Sruti Magazine, June edition

20 June Quest for New Horizons – A live interactive session with Smt Shama Bhate and Datuk Ramli Ibrahim by Nadroop, Pune 

21 June Virtual International Day of Yoga & Wellness 2020 

JULY

11 July Ramli Ibrahim & WeiJun performs for Bucky World Conference on the birthday of Buckminster Fuller at Bellevue, Penang Hill 

AUGUST

6 – 30 August Recording sessions of Gerak Angin, Virtual Performing Arts Festival at Studio Ramli Hassan, Sutra House & KL Jazz & Arts Centre

7 August AGM – Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

12 August Gerak Angin, Virtual Performing Arts Festival – Media Launch at Studio Ramli Hassan

22 August An Introduction to the Aesthetics of Indian Dance – presentation by Ramli Ibrahim for the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation’s Live Talk Show with performance by Ramli Ibrahim & Tan Mei Mei

24 August Documentary shooting of Datuk Ramli Ibrahim by Jabatan Warisan Negara

SEPTEMBER

7 September Pratikriti, the journey of a Choreographer’s mind – Datuk Ramli Ibrahim live with Ritusri Chaudhuri from Nrityakshar Foundation, New Delhi

8 September An Introduction to Gerak Angin, the Malaysian Virtual Arts Festival – live discussion by Chacko Vadaketh with some of Malaysia’s most exciting performing arts practitioners, Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, Bernard Goh, Zamzuriah Zahari and WeiJun

16 September – 02 October Premiere of Gerak Angin, Virtual Performing Arts Festival

24 September Performance by Datuk Ramli Ibrahim & Sutra dancers at Sutra Gallery for the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

OCTOBER

02 October Sutra Foundation featured in Gerak Angin, Virtual Performing Arts Festival

03 October Sutra’s Principal dancer Geethika Sree featured in Oh! Odissi, One World – an online odissi festival organised by Odissi Academy, Houston

06 October Live interview of Datuk Ramli Ibrahim by Yo Master Dr Adrian Suresh on Yoga, Dance & Triple Frontiers 

17 – 26 October “Navarathri” an auspicious 9 days festival celebrated with performances of dance, song & music.   Sutra dancers will be performing at many temples in KL & Selangor 

22 October Sutra’s Principal dancer Geethika Sree featured in Muka Malaysia: Sapa Semenanjung Episode 4, Pemijak Bumi 

NOVEMBER

21 November Sutra’s Principal dancer Geethika Sree featured in a Facebook live talk with Radhanath Thialan & Fang Ning Lim on Indian Classical dance – organized by Rad-ical Dance Company

24 November Datuk Ramli Ibrahim as a guest speaker for Malaysian Dance Workshop, UMI Week 2020 – online Zoom meeting organised by University of Malaya

DECEMBER

26 December Odissi performance by dancers of Sutra Dance Outreach Program for the First International Anti Ageing Yoga & Wellness Malaysia 2020 organised by Yo Master Dr Adrian Suresh 

EXHIBITIONS

2 February Ocean: Reflections of the Human Mind ­– Solo exhibition of artworks by Phillip Wong at Sutra Gallery 

Oct – Nov Triple Bends – Exhibition of Paintings & Photographs that augment the concept of our odissi production, Triple Frontiers at Sutra Gallery

18 Nov Fragrant Ambience – private Exhibition of Paintings by Thejo Menon at KamaRia Gallery