Ragamala Dance Company

Body, the Shrine
$25 - $75 (FEES INCLUDED)
Ticket Prices: 
Adult: Standard - $25
Adult: Gala - $75
Goodale Theater

Ragamala Dance Company presents
Body, the Shrine – a 25th Anniversary Season World Premiere
With live music

Ragamala Dance Company: Body, the Shrine 
April 26th - 27th | 7:30pm | $25

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Ragamala Dance Company: Gala Evening 
Saturday, April 28th | 6:00pm | $75

You're invited to join the company to celebrate this milestone season with a special gala performance! Gala pricing is $75, which includes a performance ticket and an invitation to a post-performance reception in the Cowles lobby. Drinks and heavy appetizers provided.

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“My legs are pillars,
The body the shrine,
The head a cupola
Of gold.
Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers,
Things standing shall fall,
But the moving ever shall stay” 

  - Basavanna, translation by A.K. Ramanujan


Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy (mother and daughter), Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Body, the Shrine. Rooted in Bharatanatyam, Ragamala's work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal.

“Within infinite myths lies the eternal truth”
   – Devdutt Pattanaik

In this milestone year, Ashwini Ramaswamy joins her mother and sister in an intergenerational partnership to create Body, the Shrine, in which choreography, mythography, and Bhakti poetry entwine to connect the spiritual, the immediate, the intimate, and the transcendent. All performances are accompanied by an extraordinary musical ensemble from South India.

Ragamala has become the standard bearer of a singularly successful kind of hybridity, merging ancient traditions into high-end productions that are hard to resist.”
   – The Huffington Post

About Ragamala Dance Company
Under the direction of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala Dance Company's work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal. As choreographers and performers, Ranee and Aparna create dance landscapes that dwell in opposition — secular and spiritual life, inner and outer worlds, human and natural concerns, rhythm and stillness — to find the transcendence that lies in between. As mother and daughter, each brings her generational experience to the work — the rich traditions, deep philosophical roots, and ancestral wisdom of India meeting and merging with their hybridic perspective as Indian-American artists. 

Photo by Amanulla.


Apr 26
Thu @ 7:30pm
Apr 27
Fri @ 7:30pm
Apr 28
Sat @ 6:00pm