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John O'Connell,  Dean

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
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Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

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IPFW Indian Performance Series

IPFW Indian Performance Series presented by
IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts and Shruti of Fort Wayne

Ragamala Dance Company: Song of the Jasmine

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015       7:30 p.m.

IPFW Rhinehart Music Center
Auer Performance Hall
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, Ind.

Ragamala Dance

Ragamala Dance Company, led by artistic directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, will perform Song of the Jasmine at IPFW on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the IPFW Auer Performance Hall as part of the IPFW/Shruti Indian Performance Series.

In India, the jasmine flower traverses the world of man and the world of the gods. This inspired new work freely moves between past and present, composition and improvisation, music and dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, and total surrender. Guided by the rich poems of Tamil Bhakti poet Andal, Song of the Jasmine embodies the spiritual and the sensual that are the lifeblood of the Indian psyche.

Rudresh Mahanthappa heads a musical ensemble that features Rez Abbasi (guitar), Raman Kalyan (South Indian flute), Rajna Swaminathan (mridangam), and Anjna Swaminathan (violin) for a live soundscape of jazz and Carnatic music for Ragamala’s five dancers, featuring soloist Aparna Ramaswamy.

The IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) and Shruti, the Indian Cultural Society of Fort Wayne, continue to offer Indian cultural experiences for audiences in northeast Indiana and are pleased to present yet another exciting offering in an ongoing collaboration to introduce patrons to some of the most acclaimed international Indian performers in music, dance and theatre.

This concert is sponsored by donations in support of Shruti, CVPA and funded in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Free for all students with ID
$10 for all others

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