Duration: 00:17:26; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 321.581; Saturation: 0.280; Lightness: 0.157; Volume: 0.475; Cuts per Minute: 7.566
Summary: The 3rd International Odissi Festival was organised by IPAP between December 26 - 30, 2006 in Bhubaneswar. Dedicated to the memory of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, the festival also saw the construction of a gigantic open-air dance theatre in the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya campus. The daylong performances included leading and upcoming Odissi dancers. The festival also made space for seminars, Odissi music and lecture demonstrations.
Sutra Dance Theatre was established in 1983 by Ramli Ibrahim to explore, promote awareness and develop traditional and contemporary performing arts in Malaysia through the creation of strong original works. Over the years, Sutra has staged productions that have received national and international acclaim for their excellent and innovative theatre presentations.
From a Sutra programme note -
Choreographed by Ramli Ibrahim and Guna with music by Tania, Arunia Sairam, Dominique Vellard & Bombay Jayashree, Kamala explores the concept of devotion and piety inspired by eastern and western mythic images related to the ‘Mother Goddess’, Madonna and Sakti. The lotus and the rose, flowers of great joy and delight, represent metaphors of auspiciousness, beauty and grace. Images of Purusha (Man), Siva and Jesus provide the complement Male Principle.