O Arunachala! In you all this picture comes into existence, is sustained, and is destroyed. You dance in the heart as self (or spirit) as 'I', [and hence] they say 'heart' is name to you.Classical Dance : 250 Classical dance performances by leading exponent like Dr.Padma Subramanyam, Smt.Chitra Visweshwaran, Smt.Kanaka, Swapnasundari, Padmini Ravi, Dr.Ambika Kameshwar, Dr.Sridhar, The Kirans, Smt.Shubha Dhananjay and others.
Classical numbers performed specialize in the works of poet and poet saints of 20th century in particular the compositions of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Additionally the group performs items based on classical tamil poetry like Tevaram, Tiruvachakam and Tirupugazh. The dance recitals are presented in the format of Bharathnatyam Margam or in the form of a dance features.
These are presented as :
Ramana Dance Ballets: Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning's first dance ballet was produced in 1986. This gave a broad life sketch of Sri Ramana Maharshi and had a brief section covering the literary works and teachings of the Maharshi. At the time of the composition and production of the ballet, it was presumed that it may be the only such production.
Little could anyone envisage that the Centre would go on to produce more than 80 dance ballets, a process which is continuing unabated till date.
These dance Ballets produced by the centre are based on life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and various significant aspects of Indian Heritage life self-knowledge, search for peace, Compassion and Universal harmony.These have music and choreography by senior directors and are performed by leading artistes.
A special feature is the multi-media visual presentation.Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning has a team of artistes who are qualified performers as well as teachers with an experience of more than a decade in both performing and training children and adults. They have performed extensively all over India and abroad receiving good appreciation. These dance presentations have been directed by Dr.Sarada, President, RMCL, Bangalore. The dance ballets are choreographed and led by Dr.Ambika Kameshwar, Director, RASA Chennai.