Malaysian dancer and choreographer, Ramli Ibrahim, has become one of Malaysia’s most internationally acclaimed
artists. A Muslim who is an ardent practitioner of both Bharatanatyam and Odissi, Ramli's creativity is an integrated
experience transcending national, religious and racial boundaries.
...abstract of an interview:<<<Coming from a conservative society, were there any obstacles to your taking up dance as a career? Fortunately for me, not very many go to the theater in Malaysia. The question of a Muslim doing a temple dance is not relevant. Time has passed and we have to get on with the artistic aspect and not the seemingly controversial aspect. I was part of the avante - garde work in Australia where the body is perceived as beautiful and I’ve been instrumental in bringing that feeling in Malaysia.>>>