NCPA Presents Vision of Forever a Odissi recital by Ramli Ibrahim and Sutra Dancers on Thursday 30th June,2011-7.00 pm at Tata Theatre ,NCPA
NCPA in collaboration with VIDYA presents a spectacular evening to light up the lives of many. In a show of both warmth and fervour, watch Malaysia-based Odissi exponent Ramli Ibrahim perform his breathtaking production Vision of Forever, to raise funds for the education and empowerment of less privileged children across the country.
26 years ago, VIDYA was created on a verandah at IIT Delhi with six children from the nearby slums. Since then, it has transformed the lives of over 2,00,000 families through its programmes. The performance exemplifies the works of the late Odissi pioneer Deba Prasad Das. It unleashes powerful images from the Shaivite and Tantric traditions, bringing out the terrifying beauty associated with the repertoire of Ramli’s late guru. The work focuses on the spiritual awakenings of an acolyte who eventually encounters the vision of glory of the universal spirit through dance.
In Vision of Forever, Ibrahim has chosen an Odissi repertoire from three major gurus of this tradition: Durga Charan Ranbir, Gajendra Kumar Panda and Deba Prasad Das.
Most of the works were commissioned by Sutra over the past 25 years and will feature Sutra’s principal dancers: Rathimalar, Geethika Sree, Nishah Devi, Michelle Chang, Thrisherna and Guna. The focal point of Vision of Forever will be the Ardhanariswara performed by Ramli and Rathimalar.
Tickets:`1,000, 800, 600 and 400/-
All proceeds will go to VIDYA.
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