by Anne Das
(Photo credit – Sutra Dance Theatre)
Ipoh, get ready to immerse yourself in a cultural spectacle like never before! Jaya Ram, the enchanting Odissi production by Sutra Foundation, is all set to power the stage at Bukit Merah Wood Factory this weekend. This vibrant venue, originally a family wood factory and now a thriving arts centre, is hosting Jaya Ram for a unique performance that transcends boundaries.
Conceived and directed by Guru Gajendra Kumar Panda (Tridhara, Odisha) and Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (Sutra Foundation), Jaya Ram is a celebration of the timeless tale of Rama and the Abduction of Sita. This production seamlessly blends the traditional Odissi repertoire with earthy folk traditions, creating a mesmerising collage of energies and emotions.
Having travelled across the globe, from the historic temples of Konark and Khajuraho to vibrant stages in Singapore, Japan, and the iconic India Gate in New Delhi, Jaya Ram finds its home tomorrow and Sunday in the transformative space of Bukit Merah Wood Factory right here in our backyard.
This unconventional venue promises to breathe new life into the performance, creating an atmosphere where tradition meets the contemporary, ensuring an energy that will be nothing short of AWESOME!
“Don’t miss this show,” urges Tan Kai Lek, owner of the venue. “Jaya Ram is a visually stunning production and offers a transformative theatre experience. For two days, the Wood Factory will transform into a cultural celebration, bringing the spirit of Ipoh alive. Join us, be part of the magic, and let’s create memories together.”
With tickets already 70% sold out, your chance to be part of this cultural odyssey is slipping away. Contact +6012-216 1955 (Tin Alley) now to reserve your spot.
Date: December 9 & 10, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Bukit Merah Wood Factory, Jalan Lahat, Ipoh, Perak