Sutra Dance Theatre proudly presents its major production for a Malaysia Tour – Spellbound – an extravaganza Odissi production for 2005 under the artistic direction of Ramli Ibrahim. The best of Sutra dancers and Ramli will perform, accompanied by master musicians from Orissa,India in their first ever Odissi Gala Premiere Kuala Lumpur performance. Spellbound will be presented in Sutra’s inimitable theatrical style, Spellbound is an international production not to be missed.
New works are being commissioned for Spellbound in the effort to pioneer and forge a unique Odissi tradition with identifiable ‘Malaysian’ characteristics. Sutra continues its collaboration with Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, an outstanding guru of the late Guru Deba Prasad Das style. The latter was Ramli’s Odissi guru, who took Odissi in the late fifties, to the outside world, for the first time. Spellbound will feature new stage design by well known set and lighting designer, Sivarajah Natarajan and will also be performed in aid of several charitable organisations in Malaysia.
Details : 16th – 20th February 2005 (Wednesday – Sunday) at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur
25th February 2005 (Friday) at Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang
26th February 2005 (Saturday) at Dewan Bandaran, Ipoh, Perak
2nd March 2005 (Wednesday) at Dewan Bandaran, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
4th March 2005 (Friday) at Dewan Mawar, Johor Bahru, Johor
5th March 2005 (Saturday) at Singapore