Ragamala is honored to be making our debut appearance at the iconic Jacob’s Pillow festival next week, with six performances between June 20th and 24th, 2018.
This will be the third engagement of our U.S. tour, supported by New Music USA. Last October, 1,096 people attended a nearly sold-out public performance at the Power Center in Ann Arbor Michigan, presented by University Musical Society. In December, 710 attended two public performances at Zellerbach Playhouse in Berkeley, presented by Cal Performances.
Audience members in Berkeley called Written in Water, “a spectacularly beautiful performance” and “a true delight! Visually gorgeous, dramatic, rich and warm—a feast of color, with fascinating dance and choreography, complemented by wonderful music.”
Jim Leija, Director of Education & Community Engagement at University Musical Society, wrote. “The performance was, in a word, gorgeous. The original score created an extraordinary cross-cultural current that carried the audience across a lush tapestry of intricately illustrated projections and finely calibrated gesture and movement. Written in Water is an exemplar of the intercultural exploration and exchange that is a hallmark of Ranee and Aparna’s work. In this era of political divisiveness and isolation, Ranee and Aparna’s work feels vital, optimistic, full of possibilities, and, often, very healing.”
Video Caption: Trailer by Alexander Voltai, featuring footage from a rehearsal for our December, 2017, engagement at Cal Performances in Berkeley, supported in part by New Music USA