Navarathri is an auspicious 9-day celebration, usually celebrated with recitals of dance, song and music performed all over the temples, sabhas and homes. The week is especially dedicated to the Arts and is active for traditional Indian communities in Kuala Lumpur and other smaller towns. Sutra dancers will be busy performing in sabhas and temples taking in venues at Sutra itself, to performing in temples in Rawang, Kajang and even Kota Kinabalu. This is especially creative and challenging time for new talents- a time when the dancers perform their newly-learnt repertoires.

Sutra has designed a comprehensive program for its Dance Outreach Program dancers from Sg Choh, Kajang, Kuala Selangor and Kota Kinabalu so that they can show us what they have imbued over the year. Let’s see if they can convince us that they’ve got what it takes to be a dancer – which I believe is one of the most difficult and challenging art forms ever to take on…

All of you are invited to partake in these exposition of the dance talents en masse! This is one of the most reaffirming times for the arts as Navarathri is testimony that the spirit of creativity and regeneration is still alive and well in our community. That it should still be celebrated by our youths (we need more boys!), is truly awe-inspiring!

For those who have watched Sutra young dancers last year, this year is going to be a pleasant surprise as they have made a quantum leap over and above expectation in terms of development and mastering their art form. They have worked hard and the improvement is palpable!

We start the ball rolling at the Raja Rajeswary temple, Jln Ampang, tonight!

All are welcome!

Schedule of performances:

02nd October (Sunday), 8.00pm: Raja Rajeswary Amman Temple, Ampang

03rd October (Monday), 8.00pm: Bharatanatyam & Odissi at Sutra

04th October (Tuesday), 7.00pm: Saraswati Puja, Pasupatinath Temple, KK, Sabah

05th October (Wednesday), 7.00pm: Mariamma Temple, Rawang (Sg Choh)

06h October (Thursday): 7.00pm Lakshmi Narayanan Temple

07th October (Friday):8.00pm: Odissi at Sutra

08th October (Saturday):7.00pm Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple Jalan Reko,  KAJANG

09th October (Sunday): 7.00pm: Vijayadasami in Uchi Pillayar Temple . KAJANG

11th October (Tuesday): 7.00pm: Vijayadasami in Sutra