Amorous Delight Returns To KLPAC

Last update: 17/02/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 (Bernama) -- Driven by last year's success, Sutra Foundation will stage Amorous Delight for a second season at the KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) on March 15-19 as part of its 2017 fundraising efforts.

"What makes this restaging particularly exciting is the added creative input of Datuk Seri Bernard Chandran, Malaysia's fashion mogul and designer, who will be giving the production an alluring new look in terms of its costume design," said Sutra in a statement.

Chandran has previously designed for Sutra's 'L'Apres midi D'un Faune', a work which Datuk Ramli Ibrahim performed, accompanied by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, in 2014.

Amorous Delight, which premiered on July 20, 2016 is set to blaze a different path from Sutra's previous and equally successful production of GANJAM, performed at the beginning of last year.

"The second staging of Amorous Delight will be stunning in the way subtle eroticism, inspired by palm leaf illustrations, come to life as a dance-theatre work of art," said Sutra.


Amorous Delight is a contemporary odissi production with dance composition and artistic direction by Meera Das and Ramli Ibrahim, performed by Sutra Dancers.

It took its inspiration from the ninth-century Amarushataka, a Sanskrit anthology of hundred short verses, all concerned with sringara rasa, the erotic sentiment of love.

"We hope the vision of love presented will continue to delight and linger long in your mind in the erotic contours of odissi as expressed in the bodies of the Sutra dancers," it said.