Doors 7:00pm/Show 8:00pm
Ragamala Dance Company
with live music
Join us on Fri, July 22 for a 2022 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! dance performance: Sacred Earth by Ragamala Dance Company, accompanied live by a stellar musical ensemble from Chennai, India.
Led by founder Ranee Ramaswamy and her daughter, Co-Artistic Director Aparna Ramaswamy, and rooted in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, Ragamala Dance Company presents Sacred Earth, an enchanting work for seven dancers and five musicians that explodes with color, rhythm, and ecstatic movement.
*Please Note: Chairs will be available at this show, but you are also permitted to bring your own. While most free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! shows feature an ASL interpreter, there will not be one at this particular show.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ragamala Dance Company is the vision of award-winning mother/daughter artists Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy. Over the last four decades, Ranee and Aparna’s practice in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam has shifted the trajectory of culturally rooted performing arts in the United States to create an exemplary company within the American dance landscape. Through both intimate solos and large-scale theatrical works for the stage, Ranee and Aparna empower the South Asian American experience. By engaging the dynamic tension between ancestral wisdom and creative freedom, they reveal the kindred relationship between ancient and contemporary that is urgently needed in today’s world.
Please note: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Entry is first come first served, but RSVPs help you stay up-to-date on show information. See you at #CelebrateBrooklyn!