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Aparna Ramaswamy • They Rose at Dawn



Join us for a full-evening solo performed by classical Bharatanatyam Indian dancer Aparna Ramaswamy, accompanied by a stellar ensemble of Carnatic musicians. Described as “thrillingly three-dimensional… rapturous and profound” by The New York Times and selected as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch for,” Ramaswamy is known as an insightful choreographer and explosive performer who approaches the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam as a living, breathing language that speaks to the intersection of tradition and innovation, ancestral wisdom and creative freedom.

An exploration of women as carriers of ritual described by the Star Tribune as evoking “a spirituality and emotion that comes through rhythm, shape and precision, which ultimately transfixed the audience," They Rose at Dawn premiered October 6-9, 2015, at The Joyce Theater and has been awarded a National Dance Project touring subsidy for 16/17. 

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