RAGAMALA DANCE COMPANY
An extraordinary, cross-generational Indian dance experience
Now in its 23rd season, Ragamala has been hailed by The New York Times as “soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious and shows how Indian forms can provide some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer.” Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala Dance Co.’s work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the contemporary. As choreographers and performers, Ranee and Aparna create dance landscapes that dwell in opposition—secular and spiritual life, inner and outer worlds, human and natural concerns, rhythm and stillness—to find the transcendence that lies between. As mother and daughter, each brings her generational experience to the work: the rich traditions, deep philosophical roots and ancestral wisdom of India meeting and merging with their hybrid perspective as Indian-American artists.