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Aparna Ramaswamy presents: They Rose At Dawn

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm

Photo by Dariel Sneed
Aparna Ramaswamy in a scene from "They Rose at Dawn"

Under the direction of Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala Dance Company's work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the contemporary. 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 philisophical roots, and ancestral wisdom of India meeting and merging with the curiosity, openness, and creative freedom fostered in the United States.

They Rose at Dawn is a solo work, depicting women as carriers of ritual, navigating inner and outer worlds, invoking a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination. A stellar 5 piece Carnatic musical ensemble accompanies Aparna Ramaswamy as she explores the spotaneous interplay between music and movement and the dynamic contours created by the artists onstage.

To purchase tickets to see Aparna Ramaswamy presents They Rose at Dawn at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 13, 2016.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $25/$30
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $20/$25
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & under & UHH/Hawai╩╗i CC Students: $12/$17

New England Foundation for the Arts

This presentation of Pohaku was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.