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May 18

Ragamala performance of Sthree

From site: Religion

Inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, Ragamala Dance presents Sthree, a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of history.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 pm / Chapel

Ragamala’s Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy showcase the infinite scope of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance of southern India, from the grace and power of the traditional solo performance to the beauty and vitality of the company’s ensemble. Written and directed by master storyteller Zaraawar Mistry and set to an original score by virtuoso vocalist Prema Ramamurthy and the great classical violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam, Sthree is a haunting contemporary adaptation that explores the underlying tension between the principles of karma and dharma, the basis of the Hindu belief system.

Sponsored by MN State Art Grant, Religion Dept., Asian Studies, Campus Act.; the Gender & Sexualtiy Ctr; History Dept's Lefler Lecture, Human Sexualtiy Endowment; OIL, Studies in Arts, Theatre & Dance, VIZ, and Humanities Center. Contact: Sandy Saari, Religion Department, x4232