Datuk Ramli Ibrahim
Fundamentally, Datuk Ramli is a dancer. A product of the Australian Ballet Institution, Datuk Ramli has a strong background in ballet and modern dance. He specialises in two Indian classical dance styles – Odissi and Bharatanatyam. Aside from being a dancer, he also teaches and choreographs, functioning as an artistic director on various projects. Datuk Ramli started Sutra Foundation to develop the breadth and depth of Malaysian performing arts through stimulating the creative spirit of cross-cultural Malaysia. The foundation runs several Dance Outreach Programmes, of which 13 of their young dancers have achieved a successful debut at a season of Sutra Foundation’s production of odissi. Datuk Ramli thinks that dance not only gives people a certain physical awareness, but can also help in cultivating a strong sense of discipline, and a liberating effect on the personality.
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