Celebrated as one of the diaspora’s leading Bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance) ensembles, Ragamala Dance Company is led by the dynamic intergenerational partnership of mother-and-daughters Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy (Co-Artistic Directors) and Ashwini Ramaswamy (Choreographic Associate). Hailed by The New York Times as “soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,“ Ragamala’s aesthetic is deeply influenced by their cultural hybridity, embodying their experiences as Indian-American women living within two cultures. In this #ConcertsForKids experience, get an inside look as the Ramaswamys rehearse and explain how their approach to merging the tradition of an Indian dance form with their immigrant voices has created something unique and important in our complex world.
For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. We’re excited to share these short performances recorded by the artists themselves with your family at home.