Wilson Center for the Arts - Brookfield, WI
Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Wilson Center for the Arts - Brookfield, WI

  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

They Rose At Dawn

In this solo work by Aparna Ramaswamy, women are depicted as carriers of ritual. Navigating inner and outer worlds, they invoke a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination. A stellar Carnatic musical ensemble accompanies Aparna as she explores the spontaneous interplay between music and movement and the dynamic contours created by the artists onstage.

For more details, visit Wilson Center.

View Event →
Cal Performances - UC Berkeley, CA
Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cal Performances - UC Berkeley, CA

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Cal Performances.

View Event →
Cal Performances - UC Berkeley, CA
Dec
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cal Performances - UC Berkeley, CA

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Cal Performances.

View Event →
APAP - New York City, NY
Jan
12
to Jan 13

APAP - New York City, NY

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

View Event →
New York University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mar
19
to Mar 23

New York University - Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • New York University Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit NYUAD.

View Event →

Ellnora Guitar Festival - Chicago, IL
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Ellnora Guitar Festival - Chicago, IL

  • The Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New live score by Rez Abbasi for the 1929 silent film, "A Throw of Dice."

Rez Abbasi - electric & acoustic guitars, sitar - guitar
Pawan Benjamin - tenor & soprano saxophones, bansuri flutes
Jennifer Vincent - acoustic bass, cello

For details, visit Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

View Event →
SF Jazz - San Francisco, CA
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

SF Jazz - San Francisco, CA

"Inuksuit" by John Luther Adams

Described by The New York Times as “the ultimate environmental piece” and lauded by eminent New Yorker critic Alex Ross as "one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life," Inuksuit is an innovative composition for up to 99 percussionists placed singly or in small groups throughout a large open-air space. As listeners’ walk, the balance between various musicians located within the space changes, mixed with the natural sounds of the environment – a primary aspect of the concept the composer calls "sonic geography." Percussionist and composer Doug Perkins directs this exclusive event held at Sutro Baths.

For details, visit SF Jazz.

View Event →
Rhythm Residency - Albany, NY
Jul
5
to Jul 9

Rhythm Residency - Albany, NY

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

View Event →
Headwaters School for Music and the Arts - Bemidji, MN
Apr
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Headwaters School for Music and the Arts - Bemidji, MN

  • Headwaters School for Music and the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Headwaters School for Music and the Arts.

View Event →
Portland Ovations - Portland, ME
Apr
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Portland Ovations - Portland, ME

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Portland Ovations.

View Event →
Saint Mary's University - Winona, MN
Apr
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Saint Mary's University - Winona, MN

Ragamala Dance Company

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth explores the fragile relationship between nature and man.

For details, visit Saint Mary's University.

View Event →
Rhythm Residency - Oklahoma City, OK
Mar
15
to Mar 19

Rhythm Residency - Oklahoma City, OK

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

View Event →
Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA
Feb
18
to Feb 22

Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • South Indian percussion—mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion
  • Applying Indian hand drumming techniques and repertoire to drum set and other percussion instruments
  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers
  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans
  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation
  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

View Event →
Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine - Rochester, MN
Jan
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine - Rochester, MN

  • Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine.

View Event →
Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Jan
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of aParamapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Cowles Theater.

View Event →
Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Jan
27
to Jan 28

Cowles Theater - Minneapolis, MN

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Cowles Theater.

View Event →
Joyce Theater - New York City, NY
Jan
5
to Jan 7

Joyce Theater - New York City, NY

Ragamala Dance Company

The Sanskrit word kírana conjures the rays of the sun and the moon, which reveal the sky of consciousness, illumine every direction, and can unravel the metaphysical universe. Bharatanatyam ensemble Ragamala Dance Company re-imagines Kírana as the cosmic light that conceals and liberates, obscures and enlightens. Conceived and choreographed by Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, and Ashwini Ramaswamy, and featuring an original score played live with Shubhendra Rao (sitar) and Saskia Rao-de Haas (cello). Kírana explores the essential aspects of all matter—darkness, energy, and equilibrium. 

For details, visit Joyce Theater.

View Event →