Hanover Center for the Arts - Hanover, NH
Sep
18
to Sep 19

Hanover Center for the Arts - Hanover, NH

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 Hanover Center for the Arts.

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Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA
Sep
22
to Dec 1

Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA

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This ensemble will run for four Saturdays in Fall Quarter (see dates below).  It will explore universal techniques and approaches of Indian rhythm with a focus on the ancient South Indian Carnatic tradition. Gain hands-on experience playing several traditional instruments, including the pitched mridangam, khanjira frame drum, ghatam clay jug drum, and konakkol, a unique system of vocal percussion.

Ages: All
Instruments: Mridangam (double-sided pitched drum), khanjira (frame drum), ghatam (clay jug drum), konnakol vocal percussion (beat boxing). Open to singers and instrumentalists. Bring your instrument if you have one!
Musical Styles: Hand drumming; Indian rhythmic improvisation and composition; adapting traditional techniques to other instruments and across genres
Prerequisites: None
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Saturdays September 22, October 6, November 10 and December 1, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy

For enrollment, please contact the Mission District Branch registrar at (415) 647-6015.

For more details, visit SFCMC.

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Walton Arts Center - Fayetteville, AR
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Walton Arts Center - Fayetteville, AR

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 Walton Arts Center.

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University of Texas - Austin, TX
Oct
18
to Oct 19

University of Texas - Austin, TX

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 UT Austin.

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Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington D.C.
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington D.C.

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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 Kennedy Center.

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Harris Theater - Chicago, IL
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Harris Theater - Chicago, IL

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 Harris Theater.

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Rhythm Residency - Oklahoma City, OK
Aug
13
to Aug 14

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!

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Rhythm Residency - Stamford, CT
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Rhythm Residency - Stamford, CT

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!

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

New York University - Abu Dhabi, UAE

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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.

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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.

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Cal Performances - UC Berkeley, CA
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

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.

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Cal Performances - UC Berkeley, CA
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

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.

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Wilson Center for the Arts - Brookfield, WI
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Wilson Center for the Arts - Brookfield, WI

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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.

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Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA
Sep
27
to Dec 6

Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA

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The new Indian Rhythm Ensemble will explore universal techniques and approaches of Indian rhythm with a focus on the ancient South Indian Carnatic tradition. Gain hands-on experience playing several traditional instruments, including the pitched mridangam, khanjira frame drum, ghatam clay jug drum, and konakkol, a unique system of vocal percussion. Classes will culminate in a public performance with guest artists.

Ages: All

Instruments: Mridangam (double-sided pitched drum), khanjira (frame drum), ghatam (clay jug drum), konnakol vocal percussion (beat boxing). Open to singers and instrumentalists. Bring your instrument if you have one!
Musical Styles: Hand drumming; Indian rhythmic improvisation and composition; adapting traditional techniques to other instruments and across genres
Prerequisites: None
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00pm 

For more details, visit SFCMC.

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

Ellnora Guitar Festival - Chicago, IL

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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.

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