Ragamala Dance Company to Bring South Indian Culture to Caponi Art Park Aug 9
Mother-daughter team mixes contemporary vision with 2,000-year-old dance style
EAGAN, Minn. (July 22, 2015) — Ragamala Dance Company, voted as the Twin Cities’ Best Dance Company in 2012, will be performing their latest piece, Sacred Earth, at Caponi Art Park Aug. 9, 2015.
Sacred Earth utilizes the 2,000-year-old dance style of Bharatanatyam, which was first performed in Indian temples by female acolytes and which is said to take over a decade to master. The piece explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them.
“We draw from the myth and spirituality of our South Indian heritage to make dance landscapes that dwell in opposition—secular and spiritual life, inner and outer worlds, human and natural concerns, rhythm and stillness—to find the transcendence that lies in between,” say co-artistic directors (and mother-daughter team) Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy. “Together we craft every moment to create intricate and complex worlds that convey a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of universal celebration.”
Opening for Ragamala is master Flamenco guitarist Michael Hauser.
The event is free, with a $5 per person suggested donation to help make the Summer Performance Series possible. Weather-related announcements will be made via the park’s website, Facebook, and Twitter page. More information about the performance and the Summer Performance Series can be found at http://www.caponiartpark.org/programs/summerperformanceseries/
Located on 60-acres of rolling wooded hills in Eagan, Caponi Art Park and Learning Center is a distinctive community space offering cultural and educational experiences in an inviting, natural setting that seamlessly blends art and nature. Caponi Art Park, a non-profit organization, is open to the public May through October, every day except Monday at 9:00 a.m. and is located on Diffley Road east of Interstate 35E, between Pilot Knob Road and Lexington Avenue.