Ragamala Dance Company Residency: April 6-8
Ragamala Dance Company will be in residence at the Page Theatre April 6-8, culminating in their performance of Sacred Earth at 7:30 p.m. April 8. See below for a list of FREE activities taking place throughout Winona. Please note this information will be updated as we approach the month of April.
Introduction to Bharatanatyam
Thursday, April 6 • 12:15 p.m. • Page Theatre
Members of the company introduce you to Bharatanatyam, the form of Indian classical dance that inspires their work. This presentation is open to the public, no registration is required.
A Page in History
Friday, April 7 • 12:05 p.m. • Winona County History Center
Company members will share the history of Ragamala Dance and their creative process. This presentation includes demonstration by the company members and a question and answer session. This presentation is open to the public, no registration is required.
Indian Dance Master Class
Friday, April 7 • 4 p.m. • Valéncia Arts Center
Learn the basics of Bharatanatyam with Ranee Ramaswamy (co-artistic director and founder) and members of the company. Click here for more information and click here to register. Ages 7 and up, no experience is required, but registration is required.
Discussion of Sustainability in Life and Art
Friday, April 7 • 7 p.m. • Figliulo Recital Hall
The indigenous Warli people of western India revere the land and live their lives in perfect coexistence with nature. Using their everyday lives as inspiration, their dynamic wall paintings use art to find the spiritual in the everyday. In southeastern India, every morning before dawn, women make Kolam designs on the ground in front of the main entrances to their homes, creating a sacred space and a conscious act of giving back to the Earth. These two folk art forms provide inspiration and visual elements for Ragamala’s Sacred Earth, and the philosophies behind them impart important lessons for our consumer-based culture. This presentation is open to the public, no registration is required.
Click here for tickets and information about Ragamala Dance Company’s performance of Sacred Earth, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.