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Friday, August 14, 2015

Radicalizing Ancient Dance

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception


Meet The Women Radicalizing One Of The World's Oldest Dance Forms

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"One of America’s most unusual dance dynasties reigns in Minneapolis: the trio of Ranee Ramaswamy, and her daughters Aparna and Ashwini. In just over two decades, their company, Ragamala, has become the standard bearer of a singularly successful kind of hybridity, merging ancient traditions into high-end productions that major grant organizations find hard to resist. Their only other members are not of Indian origin. Together, the five dancers travel the world with first generation Indian-American women accompanists, bucking the classical hangup that true virtuosity is the domain of men."(Read more here)
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