Sutra Dance Theatre
Sutra Dance Theatre is an innovative nerve centre of dance that has, over the last three decades, cultivated and nurtured the Malaysian performing arts scene. Established in 1983 by Ramli Ibrahim, Sutra Dance Theatre has groomed a generation of Malaysian dancers and has taken original Malaysian works to reach out to national and international audiences, promoting the cultural diversity and vibrancy of Malaysian dance. Sutra Dance Theatre has emerged as Malaysia’s premier dance company, with a hectic and extensive performance schedule all year round both within the country and abroad. For all its productions, Sutra uses its own rigorously trained in-house dancers. From this stream of Sutra-trained dancers have emerged some of the leading young dance talents of Malaysia. Sutra has also collaborated with Malaysian and international theatre makers in costume and set design, script and music. Sutra’s multi-racial dancers of Malay, Indian, Chinese and mixed races speak well of Dance transcending racial and cultural barriers in Malaysia.
Sutra celebrates Navaratri, 2018