“Sacred Earth,” a Ragmala Dance Company show coming to Kingsbury Hall, will stun audiences with its traditional Indian dance rooted in human emotion. Part of UtahPresents’ highly-anticipated 2016-2017 season, “Sacred Earth” explores our primal connection to nature through organic, fluid movement. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, “Sacred Earth” is a singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.
Beginning Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m., a showcase of Salt Lake’s own talented Bharatanatyam dancers, including ChitraKaavya Dance, founded by Srilatha Singh, and Jyothsna Sainath’s Nitya Nritya Dance Company will open.
Ragamala Dance Company was created by mother-daughter duo Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, focusing on the past and future of traditional Indian dance. They have won several awards together including the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation, an Arts and Religion grant funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Dance and Choreography.
Tickets are $20 and $30 to the general public, but discounts are available to students with a school ID, youth 18 and under and University of Utah faculty and staff.
UtahPresents hosts a wide variety of artistic and cultural events to the University of Utah and the Salt Lake community.
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