Apr 10

Song of the Jasmine - Ragamala Dance Co. Event

Chicago Carleton Club at Song of the Jasmine

Friday, April 10th, 2015
7:30 pm / Museum of Contemporary Art
map of Song of the Jasmine - Ragamala Dance Co. Event

220 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

The Chicago Carleton Club invites you to 

Song of the Jasmine
Performed by the
Ragamala Dance Company
With Live Music at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
April 10-12, 2015

Experience Song of the Jasmine - featuring Aparna Ramaswamy '97, Ashwini Ramaswamy '03, and Ranee Ramaswamy P '97 '03 - at the Museum of Contemporary Art! Ragamala Dance Company and jazz composer/saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa move between past and present, composition and improvisation to delve into the idea of longing through recollection, appeal, and surrender. This work explores the spiritual, the sensual, and the natural that are the lifeblood of the Indian psyche. Mahanthappa leads a new ensemble of south Indian and jazz artists that includes Rez Abbasi (guitar), Raman Kalyan (South Indian flute), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam, south Indian drum), and Anjna Swaminathan (violin), for Ragamala’s five dancers.

“Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious" - The New York Times
All audience members are invited to attend a post-show artist talk featuring Ragamala's co-Directors Aparna Ramaswamy '97, Ranee Ramaswamy P '97 '03, and Rudresh Mahanthappa after the performance on Friday, April 10

Dates and Times:
Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m. performance with post-show artist talk; Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday April 12, 3:00 p.m..
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: $28/person ($22 for MCA members; $10 for students).  Purchase your tickets online through the museum here. Tickets can be picked up at the theater.

Ragamala Dance Company’s Aparna Ramaswamy '97 and Ashwini Ramaswamy '03 will also be leading Carleton Convocation at the Skinner Memorial Chapel on Friday, May 8.


Sponsored by Chicago Carleton Club. Contact: Emily Muirhead McAdam, Alumni Relations Office