Sutra and Rudrakshya present
Odissi on High
Narada Gana Sabha, 6.30pm
May 14, 2019 Chennai

April 8, 2019

Aalaap in collaboration with the Sutra Foundation (Malaysia) and Rudrakshya Foundation (Odisha) present ODISSI ON HIGH. The production that premiered last year features dazzling performance of Sutra (Kuala Lumpur), together with the amazing male dancers of Rudrakshya Foundation (Bhubaneswar).

Odissi on High
Of Boundless Verve & Audacity

Date: May 14, 2019
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai
Time: 6.30pm
Free admission. All are welcome

Playing Time: 90 minutes


The concept of ODISSI ON HIGH effectively describes the remarkable evolution of virtuosity of the two pioneer gurus of Odissi - the late Gurus, Kelucharan Mohapatra and Debaprasad Das. The approaches and evolution of these two veteran gurus have been developed and enhanced by their respective star disciples, Guru Bichitrananda Swain and Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, respectively. Ramli Ibrahim has been the sutradhara (artistic director) in this production, simultaneously, co-artistically directing the production with Guru Bichitrananda Swain of Rudrakshya Foundation. 

Why should you watch ODISSI ON HIGH?
Because some of the best male dancers of Odisha can now be found in Rudrakshya Foundation and have been groomed by Guru Bichitrananda. Not only are Rudrakshya dancers amazing, Bichitrananda’s new Odissi compositions have explored new vocabulary within the aesthetic bounds of Odissi. His new works represent the fresh trend in Odissi - dynamic, exciting and technically challenging. He is the next wave of exciting choreographers who has emerged from Odisha and whose works resonate with youths today.

Artistic Direction: Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and Guru Bichitrananda Swain
Lighting Design: Sivarajah Natarajan
Visual Concept: WeiJun