Experience what happens when Western and Indian culture combines at Written In Water, a special production by the Ragamala Dance Company. Sharing the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with audiences for over 25 years, Ragamala brings their multidisciplinary work Written in Water to the Bass Concert Hall stage tonight, October 18th.
Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company “is providing some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer,” (The New York Times) and have created a genre of performance that brings together a contemporary Western aesthetic with an Indian ethos.
Inspired by the second century Indian board game, Paramapadham (the precursor to Snakes and Ladders) and the 12th century Sufi poem, “A Conference of Birds,” Written in Water explores parallels between ecstasy and longing in Hindu and Sufi thought. With original artwork and a score by composer Amir ElSaffar, Written in Water brings together internationally celebrated artists and features a live music ensemble with a unique alchemy of Iraqi, jazz, and Carnatic instruments.
Tickets and paid parking is available for purchase online. Special rates are available for students and subscribers to Texas Performing Arts. Presented in partnership with The University of Texas South Asia Institute and KUT-FM, this performance is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Bass Concert Hall
2350 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas 78712