Ragamala Dance Company Brings Transcendent Evening of Dance to UtahPresents Season
Salt Lake City, UT – October 20, 2016 – As part of the UtahPresents 2016-17 season, Ragamala Dance Company will perform Sacred Earth at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30PM.
Ragamala Dance Company was born out of the creative vision of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, a mother-daughter duo who collectively have received a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation, an Arts and Religion grant funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dance and Choreography, among many other awards. Their work explores the dynamism of the Indian dance form Bharatanatyam, from its ancient roots to its contemporary possibilities.
Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them. The dancers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.
The evening will begin with a showcase of Salt Lake’s own talented Bharatanatyam dancers, including ChitraKaavya Dance, founded by Srilatha Singh, and Jyothsna Sainath’s Nitya Nritya Dance Company.
View a video clip of Ragamala: https://youtu.be/NoLylMU0v_o
View and download high-resolution photos of Ragamala: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b1wpb8v6t5wxm9o/AAAgr1EkbRt7OSiYfVBrKMzka?dl=0
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