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Ragamala Dance performs "Nocturne" @ presented by New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

  • New York Mills School Auditorium 209 North Hayes Avenue New York Mills, MN, 56567 United States (map)

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Event Phone Number: 218-385-3339

“Ragamala shows how Indian forms can be some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer. This is an excellent company.”
— Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

Ragamala Dance Company is based out of Minneapolis, MN and is run by the mother-daughter duo, Ranee (mother) and Aparna (daughter). Ragamala is inspired by the south Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam. Ragamala was originally formed with the intent to make Indian dance more accessible to all audiences.

In their sensational performances, you will see a narrative aspect, a rhythmic aspect, and a creative art form that collaborates art from all around the world to create a spiritual and transcending capacity that is sure to leave you in awe!

Nocturne is the first major work to be conceived/choreographed by long-time Ragamala soloist Ashwini Ramaswamy. The enigma of night – which conceals and liberates, frightens and absolves – is the universe of ‘Nocturne.’ This work is inspired by the natural, emotional, and spiritual migrations that occur after nightfall, and examines the potency of night creatures, moods, and impulses. The work draws from the writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Jorge Luis Borges, the Tamil Sangam poets and the Vedas (sacred texts) to create a richly imagined world after dark.