Saturday, February 15, 2020

Ragamala Dance Company



Music & Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

Conceived and choreographed by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Written in Water explores the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey to connect the human with the transcendent and reveal mysteries within the self. In this large-scale, multimedia dance work, dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation, and activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—representing the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing.

Forging new artistic paradigms, Ragamala has commissioned a score from Carnatic composer Prema Ramamurthy and Iraqi-American composer/musician Amir ElSaffar, who leads a live, 5-person musical ensemble with a distinct alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and South Indian instruments. The work unfolds amidst lush images of paintings commissioned from visual artist V. Keshav (Chennai, India), projected on the stage floor and upstage scrim.

 

Ordway Pre-Show Extra

Saturday, February 15, 2020

6:30PM | Target Atrium

Join us one hour before the show for the Ordway Extra to learn about the evening’s performance genre(s) and topics through lecture, dialogue, or demonstration of an art form during this 30-minute pre-show event. The speakers are primarily Twin Cities-based and have expertise on the evening’s topics, connecting the performance to the local art scene.

Post-Show Talk-Back & Mingle

Post-show | Target Atrium

After each Dance Series performance, audiences are invited to join dance company members for a 20 minute Q & A “Talk-Back” and a post-show mingle in the Target Atrium with the artists, including cash bar!

 

 

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