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Ragamala Dance Company

Fires of Varanasi

Nov 19Nov 21

Performance Dates

  • Thu Nov 19 2020 8:00 PM
  • Fri Nov 20 2020 8:00 PM
  • Sat Nov 21 2020 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The internationally acclaimed Ragamala Dance Company “imbues the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam with a thoroughly contemporary exuberance” (Dance Magazine). In Fires of Varanasi, Ragamala brings to life the spirit of the sacred Indian city — its cremation fires and the ashes that drift through the waters of the Ganges River. With their visionary approach to this ancient art form, the dancers bridge the space between the profane world and a sacred state of mind in a powerful metaphor for resilience and the profound belief in the tenacity of people and cultures. Co-commissioned by Meany Center.

Ragamala shows how Indian forms can be some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer.
The New York Times