Sunday 23 September 2012

Panjara and She Ra premiere at Tarikan Dance Festival - Dr. Sunil Kothari

Sutra Foundation’s Tarikan Dance Festival 2102 featured two new choreographic works  under the title ‘Transfigurations’: ‘Panjara’ choreographed by Sutra’s Rathimalar Govindarajoo and ‘She Ra’ choreographed by Dutch born Kalpana Raghuraman (Korzo Theatre, The Hague). I caught up with the last performance of these two works on 2nd September 2012 at KLPac Studio 2 at Kuala Lumpur, managing to arrive from Singapore in time. 

Ramli Ibrahim had informed me that these two works examine myths - the archetypes of mythology and how their avatars perpetuate these in our contemporary psyches in various transfigurations. Ramli’s and Sutra Foundation’s creative journeys are not limited to the traditional, classical Indian dance forms. In his early youth, Ramli had performed in Sydney Dance Company at Sydney Opera House in modern choreographic works of Graeme Murphy, a leading choreographer from Australia. Poppy, choreographed by Graeme featured him in a decadent tango, a multi media dance theatre based on the life and times of Jean Cocteau. That was in 1978. Ramli has since then choreographed and performed several contemporary works within Malaysia and abroad.


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