Alarippu to Moksha

Alarippu to Moksha signifies the journey of a dancer from the first blossoming to the attainment of absolute joy when Dance and the Dancer are united into one entity.

This series started four years ago as Sutra Dance Theatre’s effort in promoting new talent in Indian dance. In 2004 it has expanded to include young talents from six other academies from Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Johor Bahru.

Alarippu to Moksha 2004 provides a platform for these dancers to share, observe and celebrate the diversity of the various dance traditions within the Bharata Natyam and Odissi styles in the conducive, friendly and professional theatre environment of Amphi-Sutra.

Alarippu to Moksha is not about competition of who is better but more of a sharing of experience, networking, promoting and the positive empowerment of those involved. It is a collective endeavour by the dance teachers from these academies to promote Indian dance in Malaysia.

Dates/Time:
16, 17 and 24, 25 January 2004 @ 8.30pm

Venue:
Amphi-Sutra
(12 Persiaran Titiwangsa 3, 53200 Kuala Lumpur)

Entry:
by donation (min RM20/person)

Enquiries:
Kuala Lumpur:
03-2095 7353 (Sangitha Namashivayam)
03-4022 9669 (Sutra Dance Theatre)
012-633 1911 (Nadarajan Muniandy)
Ipoh:
05-526 1479 / 016-594 1253 (Santiago Samathanam)
Johor Bahru:
019-780 8393 (Ajit Bhaskaran Dass)

Programme of Performers:
16 Jan 2004 (Fri)
Sutra Dance Theatre, KL (B.N) / Artistic Director: Ramli Ibrahim
Saathveeka Bharathalaya, KL (B.N) / Artistic Director: Shanti Murugiah

17 Jan 2004 (Sat)
Natyakalamandhir, Ipoh (B.N) / Artistic Director: Santiago Samathanam
Suvarna Fine Arts, Johor Bahru (B.N) / Artistic Director: Ajit Bhaskaran Dass

24 Jan 2004 (Sat)
Subraanjali Dance Theatre, KL (B.N) / Artistic Director: Nadarajan Muniandy
Kalpana Dance Theatre, KL (B.N) / Artistic Director: Shangita Namasivayam

25 Jan 2004 (Sun)
Nritya Kalanjali, KL (B.N) / Artistic Director: Sudha Sasikumar
Sutra Dance Theatre, KL (Od) / Artistic Director: Ramli Ibrahim

(Note: B.N (Bharata Natyam) / Od (Odissi)

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