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BroadStage Presents the West Coast Premiere of Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Let the Crows Come
April 7 - April 8
“A fascinating, beautifully developed exchange of dance styles” – The Washington Post, ‘Best of Dance 2021”
“Ramaswamy’s imagination united and flourished, making space, not just for more generations, but for more ways of thinking.” – The New York Times, Critic’s Pick
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In a series of three dance solos, Ramaswamy (Bharatanatyam technique) and fellow Minneapolis-based dancers Alanna Morris (Modern/African Diasporic technique) and Berit Ahlgren (Gaga technique) deconstruct and recontextualize the South Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam, recalling a memory that has a shared origin but is remembered differently from person to person. The dancers’ use of imagery and narrative is set to a commissioned original score: the soaring voice of Carnatic singer Roopa Mahadevan and two other classical Indian musicians – percussionist Rohan Krishnamurthy and violinist Arun Ramamurthy – perform an original piece by Prema Ramamurthy. Concurrently, cellist Brent Arnold extrapolates from the classical Carnatic (South Indian) score, utilizing centuries-old compositional structures as the point of departure for sonic explorations – co-created with composer/DJ Jace Clayton (DJ/rupture) – that incorporate pop music and electronic sounds. After the piece premiered in 2019, it was listed among the ‘Best performances of the year’ by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnpost, and City Pages, with City Pages citing Ashwini’s work as “illuminating Bharatanatyam’s future.”
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