Ragamala Dance Company - Written in Water

Ragamala Dance Company - Written in Water

February 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

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Experience Indian dance in its most soulful, rhythmic and visually stunning form.

Written in Water explores the heights of ecstasy and the depths of longing to connect the human experience with the transcendent. Rooted in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, this Minneapolis-based company is celebrated for pairing Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos. This program is inspired by the 2nd century Indian board game, Paramapadam (the precursor to Snakes & Ladders) and uses lush choreography, striking imagery and live music to delve into themes of ecstasy, longing and transcendence in Hindu and Sufi thought.

Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, Artistic Co-Directors

RAGAMALA PUBLIC INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 8 @ 10am
Helgeson Dance Studio, CSB
Tickets: Free and open the public;
pre-registration required
Join Ragamala for this introduction to Bharatanatyam dance. The class will explore the cultural, rhythmic, gestural and expressive qualities of the dance form.

RAGAMALA SNAKES & LADDERS GAME PLAYING

Ragamala teaches participants the 2nd
century Indian game that is a central
inspiration for Written in Water, inviting
audiences to explore the cultural and
conceptual elements they’ll experience in
the performance.


Sponsored in part by Intercultural and International Student Services and Mike & Karel Helgeson:

Intercultural and International Student Services Mike & Karel Helgeson

Funded in part by Minnesota State Arts Tour Grant:

Minnesota State Arts Tour Grant

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation form the arts and cultural heritage fund.