Northrop Presents: Ragamala Dance Company – Minneapolis, MN

Northrop Presents: Ragamala Dance Company – Minneapolis, MN

Ashwini and Aparna dancing in Fires of Varanasi in 2021 at the Joyce Theater in New York

Photo by Steven Pisano

Northrop Centennial Commission: Rooted in the expansive South Indian dance form of, Ragamala Dance Company manifests a kindred relationship between the ancient and the contemporary. In their latest evening-length performance, Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim, eleven dancers conjure a realm where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine. Award-winning creators Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy imagine a metaphorical crossing place that enters into a ritualistic world of immortality, evoking the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to honor immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora. This work is the culmination of a two-year partnership with Northrop that included a reimagined 2020-21 Ragamala Rooted residency with free monthly engagement activities.

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Ragamala Dance Company

Saturday, February 26th, 7:30 pm

Carlson Family Stage

“soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious … every gesture radiates joy or generosity or a sense of striving toward some higher form of being.”  The New York Times

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This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.


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