RMCL Educational Camps for Children
- Carnatic Music
- Indian Heritage (For Toddlers)
- Summer Camps
“Know Yourself through Indian Theatre Arts”
Our Philosophy : Cultural classes at RMCL harness the power of Indian Theatre Arts as a tool for holistic development. Special emphasis is given on the divine purpose of Indian Heritage. Indian Theatre, Natya includes Music, Dance, Drama, Storytelling and Arts & Crafts. Natya gives us an opportunity to experience the various facets of life in a safe environment like a class or stage. The practitioners of theatre arts get a deeper purpose of various activities and interactions that they perform.
Students get to learn all the aspects of Indian theatre under one roof which leads to the holistic development of the child.
Opportunities : The students get minimum of two opportunities to perform in an academic year. Selected students get to perform in various prestigious platforms. Senior Students are given opportunities to be a part of dance ballets and interact with senior dancers. As they mature in their dance skill they are absorbed into the dance theatre troupe of the Centre and get to perform in major productions choreographed by Kalaimamani Dr.Ambika Kameshwar presented in different parts of India. All students are given ample opportunities to witness performances by eminent gurus and dance ensembles at the Centre’s cultural festivals.
Examinations : Students are trained to appear for examinations conducted by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai, and Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board. Students of the Centre have successfully completed Junior and Senior exams conducted by KSEEB with Distinction.Deserving students are given scholarships and special training.
Dr.Sarada : She is the director of the Student’s Division at RMCL. She holds a doctorate in English Literature. She has scripted and directed more than 80 dance ballets. She has been a principal singer of “Ramananjali” a musical ensemble led by Smt Sulochana Natarajan and been an active part of Audio recordings and more than 500 live programs. She structures all the courses and also guides all the presentations of the Centre.
Smt V Radha : She is a MA in Karnatic music from Bangalore University and an AIR Artiste as a Youth artiste. Trained under renowned teachers like Smt. Indira Krishna, Sri H.T.Ramaswamy, Dr. Uma Gopalaswamy, Dr. Susheela and presently under the guidance of Sangeetha Shiromani Smt. Chitra Bilvam. She has been inspired and honed by Smt. Sulochana Natarajan, Director, Music Division, Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, Bangalore. She has performed in various prestigious platforms and been a part of audio recordings under the guidance of Smt. Sulochana Natarajan, H.M.V. Raghu, Dr.Rajkumar Bharati and Dr. Ambika Kameshwar
Guru Smt.Rupa Hemanth : She holds a post graduate degree in Bharathanatyam and a post graduate diploma in Theatre Arts for Holistic Development conducted by RASA, Chennai, affiliated to Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore. She is the Director of RASA Aadharan. She has been conducting dance classes at the Centre for more than two decades now and her senior students are now senior artistes at the Centre.
Vidwan Ujwal Jagadeesh : He started his dance training under Guru Smt.Leelavathi N Upadhyaya and completed his Vidwat exam under the guidance of Sri Pullikeshi Kasturi and Sushma Mohan. Later he underwent training in Bharathanatyam and Kuchupudi under Dr.Sanjay Shantaram and Smt. Shama. He has a Diploma in Theatre Arts for Holistic Development conducted by RASA, Chennai affiliated to Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore. He is a graded artiste at Doordarshan in Bharathanatyam and Kuchupudi. He has performed in various solo and group presentations in renowned platforms. He has also scripted and directed children’s dance ballets. He serves the Centre as the co-ordinator of programs.
Kumari Revathi Sankar : She has been trained in Bharthanatyam by Guru Smt. Rupa Hemanth and in Karnatic music by Smt.V.Radha. She is a graded artiste of Doordarshan in Bharthanatyam and has performed in various prestigious stages. She has an active part in the Ramananjali Musical Ensemble and has been part of many live programs and recordings. She has also presented many musical features with her students. She works as the chief-editor of multi-media and of the Centre’s tele-serial “Sri Ramana Leela”.
Kumari Uma Sripathy : She has been trained in Bharthanatyam by Guru Smt. Rupa Hemanth. She has successfully completed a post-graduation diploma in Theatre Arts for Holistic Development conducted by RASA, Chennai affiliated to Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore. She has been a part of all the dance productions of the Centre and also performed in various renowned forums. She serves the organization as the Coordinator of the student’s division.
Classes at Ramana Maharshi Heritage Campus, Post Office Road, Sanjaynagar, Bengaluru - 560094
Every Monday and Thursday between 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesdays and Fridays between 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Every Tuesdays and Fridays between 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 6:30pm – 8:00pm in English
Evening batch between 6:00pm – 7:00pm
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Summer Camps Value based camp through Dance, Music, Shlokas, Stories and Arts & Crafts with a performance by all students on the valedictory day.
Camp 2 – May
Learn new dance numbers and dance theory through dance with a performance by all students on the valedictory day.
Classes at 382/1, Rasa Vihar, 10th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru -560003
(For age 6 years and above)
Every Wednesday and Saturday between 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Special value-based themes
Each of the camps has a special value-based theme based on which children get their inputs. Some of the themes covered so far are Precious Earth, Love for All, Treasures from Waste, One Consciousness, among others.
In each camp all the children are given basic inputs in music, chanting, story telling, dance, drama and arts and crafts.
A unique feature
Every Camp at RMCL concludes with a valedictory function for the camp where each of the children are given an opportunity to exhibit their talents.
Another special feature of RMCL Camps is that children as young as 4 years of age are allowed to participate. The age group for the camps is 4-14 years.
Summer Camp 1
In the month of April (Two weeks). About 200 children are trained annually in this camp.
Summer Camp 2
In the month of May (Three weeks) About 200 children are trained annually in this camp. In this Camp specialisation and advanced programs are also offered in each of the courses.
Two day camps are conducted, especially in rural areas to give a taste of the rich cultural experience. The number of children in these camps could be a maximum of 100.
On request RMCL would conduct two day/ three day/ one week camps for other organizations/ institutions/schools.