The Hindu-August 21, 2015 ANNIE PHILIP
Puducherry holds a special place for dancer Ramli Ibrahim. Greatly influenced by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, he said he keeps coming back to Puducherry for inspiration. “Puducherry is where you meet your kindred spirit,” he said.
This coastal town represents the spirituality that artistes and dancers want to convey, he said, adding that ‘freedom of expression’ is inherent here.
Among his memorable performances, he named the one at Matrimandir, Auroville and the one at Puducherry a year after the 2004 tsunami.
“Puducherry is already an international centre for arts in a quiet way. The vibrations of this place are so special,” he said.
Mr. Ibrahim also revealed plans to create a performance based on Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem ‘Savitri’.
Lalit Verma, owner of Aurodhan Gallery, and a close associate of Mr. Ibrahim said, “Ramli is great dancer and a greater human being. He is a person who unifies all through his work.”