Odissi on High
Odissi on High is a thematic dance production that brings together the works of two pioneering gurus late Guru Debaprasad Das and Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra that explores the evolution of ‘Pallavi’ (a genre in Odissi repertoire). Their approaches have been developed and enhanced by their respective star disciples, Bichitrananda Swain and Durga Charan Ranbir, respectively. Ramli Ibrahim is the conceiver of this production, co-artistically directing it with Bichitrananda Swain Swain of Rudrakshya.
Odissi on High premiered last year features dazzling performance of Sutra (Kuala Lumpur), together with the amazing male dancers of Rukdrakshya Foundation (Bhubaneswar). The concept of Odissi on High effectively describes the remarkable evolution of virtuosity of the two pioneer gurus of Odissi – the late Gurus, Kelucharan Mahapatra and Debaprasad Das. The approaches and evolution of these two veteran gurus have been developed and enhanced by their respective star disciples, Guru Bichitrananda and Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, respectively.
Artistic Direction: Datuk Ramli Ibrahim and Guru Bichitrananda Swain
Lighting Design: Sivarajah Natarajan
Visual Concept: WeiJun
Odissi on High, a dance production by Sutra Dance, Kuala Lumpur and Rudrakshaya Foundation, Bhubaneshwar, presented by Aalaap
WHEN: May 14, 2019 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai
Entry: Free Admission; All are welcome