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Ragamala Dance Company
Photo by Ed Bock

Ragamala Dance Company and Rudresh Mahanthappa

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Song of the Jasmine
Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, Rudresh Mahanthappa, creators

In India, the jasmine flower traverses the world of man and the world of the gods. This inspired new work freely moves between past and present, composition and improvisation, music and dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, and total surrender. Guided by the rich poems of Tamil Bhakti poet Andal, Song of the Jasmine embodies the spiritual and the sensual that are the lifeblood of the Indian psyche.

Ragamala Dance Company’s directors Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy collaborate with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa on an exploration that conjures the past in order to experience the power of the present. Heralded for his “roving intellect and a bladelike articulation” (New York Times), Mahanthappa heads a new ensemble that features Rez Abbasi (guitar), V. K. Raman (South Indian flute), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam), and Anjna Swaminathan (violin) for a live soundscape of jazz and Carnatic music for Ragamala’s five dancers.

Program
Song of the Jasmine—an evening length dance accompanied by live music

$69–$53; CMA members $62–$48

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The presentation of Song of the Jasmine was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council and General Mills Foundation.

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    These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

    Series Sponsor
    The Musart Society