American Dance Festival (ADF): Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy’s Ragamala Dance Company

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( Wed., Jul. 6, 2022 - Thu., Jul. 7, 2022 )

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Rooted in the expansive South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, Ragamala Dance Company manifests a kindred relationship between the ancient and the contemporary. In their latest evening-length performance, Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim, eleven dancers conjure a realm where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine. Award-winning creators Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy imagine a metaphorical crossing place that enters into a ritualistic world of immortality, evoking the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to honor immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora.



  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM