Alarmél Valli

An Evening of Bharatanatyam
$15 - $29 (FEES INCLUDED)
Goodale Theater

Ragamala Dance Company presents:
Alarmél Valli - internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer 

Accompanied by a musical ensemble from South India

Alarmél Valli Artist Talk
The Moving Temple: Dance and the Divine
Thursday, September 14th | 7:00pm 
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Alarmél Valli Bharatanatyam Performance
Saturday, September 16th | 7:30pm 
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Alarmél Valli Ticket Package 
Package Price: $40 (Including Fees)
Package Includes: Artist Talk and Performance
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"Valli enchants the initiated and the uninitiated alike - What is it that sets her apart? It is her ability to infuse beauty into whatever she creates, to transcend mere grammar and technique, to invest it with poetry and joy, giving dance an added dimension as it were."
   - The Economic Times, New Delhi

Ragamala Dance Company launches its 25th anniversary home season with an evening of dance by legendary dancer/choreographer Alarmél Valli. Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy have been studying Bharatanatyam under Ms. Valli since they met her in the Twin Cities in 1984; their training with this master artist formed the foundation of their aesthetic and has been fundamental to the work of the company.

Acclaimed internationally for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry, Alarmél Valli’s dance is uncompromisingly classical, but is, at the same time, an undeniable language of self-expression. Her work blurs the boundaries between tradition and the individual talent, inheritance, and invention. In her choreography, the Bharatanatyam idiom is not merely a received grammar, but a reinvented one.

Photo courtesy of Alarmél Valli.


Sep 14
Thu @ 7:00pm
Sep 16
Sat @ 7:30pm