Ragamala Dance Company presents Nocturne*
Now celebrating their 25th year in Minnesota, Ragamala Dance approaches the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam as a living, breathing language with which to speak about the contemporary human experience. Nocturne is the first major work to be conceived/choreographed by long-time Ragamala soloist Ashwini Ramaswamy. Inspired by the natural, emotional, and spiritual migrations that occur after nightfall, Nocturne summons the different facets of the night—the natural world of flora and fauna, the emotional world of anticipation and longing, and the heightened spiritual potency of pre-dawn. The Star Tribune praised Nocturne as, “[a]n enchanting journey—for one hour we are transported into an exquisite dream state.” And the New York Times writes… “Rapturous and profound… [Aparna Ramaswamy] is an enchantingly beautiful dancer.”
* This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota.