by Intan Abdul
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Continuing their efforts to promote excellence in arts and culture, world-renowned Sutra Foundation recently launched its Perak wing together with Persatuan Seni Tarian Antarabangsa (PSTPA) in Ipoh in PSTPA new boutique gallery dance studio in conjunction with their mission to talent scout and develop an outstanding team of dancers in Perak.

Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, Indian classical dancer and choreographer.

The PSTPA together with Sutra Foundation welcomes all talents to encourage inclusivity to share positive values in a multi-racial community which will bridge the performing arts gap in Perak by developing talents in the arts, and providing classical and contemporary dance opportunities through training, performances and even film productions.

Sutra Foundation is under the guidance of Datuk Ramli Ibrahim; a performer of all over the world such as the USA, Dubai and India and also one of the most accomplished Indian classical dancers and choreographers in the world and has been acknowledged as “Living Heritage” and “Living Treasure” from the Government of Malaysia and UNESCO.

“Perak is a great talent hub. We need to celebrate our rich diversity of cultures, cultivating an all-embracing and integrated mindscape, enriching the creativity of our youths. Arts and culture are your vitamins and trace elements you should be consuming for your mind. I believe we can achieve greater heights in producing excellent talents in Perak.” said Ms Audrey Kwan, President of PSTPA.

Ms Leann Cheong, a recipient of PSTPA’s scholarship to UK Dance Exchange 2018 shared her excitement, “I’m truly excited about what this collaboration will bring to Perak. Our young dancers can now have the opportunity to world class training and performances, and be trained by a legend in the arts industry.”

Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, Indian classical dancer and choreographer.

Perak’s Sutra Foundation will kick off with a 3-day Odissi workshop and talk, in Ipoh, by Datuk Ramli Ibrahim on 8th-10th July. Meanwhile, art collectors and enthusiasts can make an appointment to visit the Sutra Foundation artwork gallery to see and indulge themselves in the Sutra Foundations artworks.

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