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Ragamala Dance Comes to Morris

Posted by Jenna Ray on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Event Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 7:30 pm
Location: Edson Auditorium

The 2014–15 University of Minnesota, Morris Performing Arts Series will continue with Ragamala Dance. The company will present Sacred Earth on Friday, January 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium.

Mother-and-daughter artistic directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy create a vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. Using South Indian art forms to express their contemporary point of view, Ragamala creates an other world of beauty and spirituality.

The company will hold two additional performing arts opportunities. It will lead a Kolam workshop on Thursday, January 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Oyate Hall. Participants will experience the ancient tradition of Kolam by creating their own rice flour designs in a conscious act of giving back to the Earth. Ragamala will lead a master class in Bharatanatyam dance at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Rehearsal Hall (Room 125). The class will provide students an introduction to South Indian classical dance. Both events are free and open to the public.

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone and mail, or in person at the Office of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events. To purchase your tickets today, please visit or call 320-589-6077.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.