Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater
Tuesday, Nov 7, 7pm

Stuart’s Opera House (http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/)
Nelsonville, Ohio

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater (http://www.ragamala.net/) from Minneapolis, will present FROM TEMPLE TO THEATER: EXCERPTS FROM REPERTOIRE. “Ragamala’s work provides a bridge between cultures both ancient and modern, exploring a unique style of living poetry for the stage. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form from southern India, Ragamala blends dance, music, and poetry. Old forms are used in new ways to retain the past, enhance the present, and inspire the future.” (http://www.stuartsoperahouse.org/index.php?item=152)

“One of the most popular of Ragamala’s offerings, FROM TEMPLE TO THEATER is an evening-length concert that takes audiences on a journey through time, presenting both classical Bharatanatyam and highlights of the company’s stunning contemporary collaborations. Set to diverse musical influences, from the soulful classical music of India to the thundering Taiko drums of Japan, from stirring original poetry to the a capella vocalizations of Zap Mama, this program is sure to please all audiences.”

“Ragamala is touring the state as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT). Ragamala will perform six shows, November 6-16, 2006. Performance locations include Nelsonville, Springfield, Greenville, Sidney, Akron, and Elyria. All performances are free and open to the public. IMPACT is presented by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) in partnership with the Ohio Arts Presenters Network (OAPN) and Arts Midwest. IMPACT will feature educational outreach programs in addition to the performances. For more information visit the Ohio Arts Council Web site at http://www.oac.state.oh.us/, call 614/466-2613 or e-mail kathy.cain at oac.state.oh.us.” (http://www.oac.state.oh.us/News/NewsArticle.asp?intArticleId=261)

Event is funded by The Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Arts Presenters, National Endowment for the Arts, and Arts Midwest.


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