Event Description
World Class Dance Performance Sutra at George Town Festival 2013

This stunning blend of kung fu, tai-chi and dance is brought to you through the illustrious Sadler’s Wells theatre in London!

Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks.

He has collaborated closely with Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley, who has created a design consisting of 21 wooden boxes which are repositioned to create a striking, ever changing on-stage environment.

Featuring 17 monks directly from the original Shaolin Temple in China, the piece also includes a beautiful brand new score for piano, percussion and strings by Polish composer Szymon Brzoska which is played live.

The title Sutra is derived from the Pali word sutta, whose primary meaning is a collective term for the sermons of the Buddha. It is also a generic term for rules and aphrorisms in Hindusim; sutras laid down the guidelines for proper conduct in life. The word in Sanskrit also meant string, thread, measure of straightness.

"This unique, profoundly imagined work takes the concept of cultural exchange to a new level."
-- The Guardian

Over the last five years, Sutra had sold out shows at Festival d'Avignon in France; La Monnaie in Brussels; Festival de Otono in Madrid, Berliner Festpiele, Helsinki Festival, New Zealand International Festival, Bregenz Festival, Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, Grand Theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg, Singapore Festival, Sydney Opera House and The Lincoln Centre in New York.

"A tremendously captivating evening that inspires a childlike wonder."
-- Daily Express, UK

After delighting audiences around the world, we are proud to have Sutra as one of the main highlights at the fourth annual George Town Festival (GTF) in Penang, Malaysia, celebrating art, music, theatre, dance, opera and film -- www.georgetownfestival.com

Please check out our youtube video: http://youtu.be/I_cMBDeIGAE

- 1 hour 45 minutes performance
- 15 minutes intermission

Admission Rules:
1. Students and senior citizen ticket holders are obliged to present identification details at the door.
2. Out of consideration for both audience and artists, children under the age of 12 are not allowed admission unless otherwise indicated.

Late Seating Policy:
1. Doors open 20 minutes before performance time. Late arrivals may result in non-admittance until usherers determine a suitable break in performance. Please ensure you are punctual to enjoy this lovely performance.

Photography Rules:
1. No photography, video recording and audio recording is allowed for this event.

Event Showtime

Date & Time



29th & 30th June 2013


Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang

Ticket Price

Ticket Price

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RM200 N/A
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* Senior Citizen (above 60 years old) has 50% discount.
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26th June 2013 subject to availability.