Join Mac alumni for Sacred Arts: Conversations and Demonstrations

3:00 PM  - 5:00 PM
Saturday Sep 17, 2011
The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Art, 528 Hennepin Ave, downtown Minneapolis

This fall, Macalester alumni are invited to a special event with Ragamala Dance, one of the premiere dance companies in the Twin Cities. Ragamala will be the inaugural company at Minnesota’s new flagship for dance, The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts, which officially opens this September. Ragamala Dance’s Development and Outreach Director and company dancer Tamara Nadel ’95 invites all Macalester Twin Cities alumni for a special preview of the theater and an inside look at Ragamala’s world premiere production, Sacred Earth. There is no charge for this event and attendees will receive $5 off tickets to a performance. The production runs from September 23-25.

Schedule of events
3-4 p.m.: Guests will enjoy a lecture and demonstration of Warli Art and insight into the tribal life of visiting artist Anil Chaitya Vangad of Ganjad Village, India, as well as a first look at the lobby display of Warli art and Kolam designs.  Ragamala’s Artistic Directors Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy will talk about the inspirations and philosophies behind Sacred Earth

4-4:30 p.m.: Ragamala’s classical south Indian orchestra—violin, mridangam (south Indian drum) and vocals—will give a short concert

4:30-5 p.m.: Alumni will join Tamara Nadel ’95 and other company members on a tour of the Cowles Center, including backstage, rehearsal studios, and dressing rooms, to get a full picture of this exciting new epicenter for dance and performing arts.

Register online here.

Find out more about Ragmala Dance online here.  

Find out more about Sacred Earth online here. 

Contact: Alumni Office, 651-696-6295,

This event is for: Alumni

Sponsored By: Alumni Office

Categories: Alumni Events