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Montgomery County Community College co-presents with Sruti- The India Music and Dance Society

'Sacred Earth' by the Ragamala Dance Company
featuring Artistic Director Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy and troupe.

Thursday, Nov 17: 7:30 PM
## Meet and Greet with SRUTI COMMUNITY
Friday, Nov 18: 10:30 AM
*** 90 minute workshop 'Introduction to Bharathanatyam and Kolam Demonstration' (Admission: Free)
Friday, Nov 18: 8:00 PM
*** Public performance of 'Sacred Earth'followed by post performance meet and greet with patrons in Theater lobby (Admission: $ 28)

Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike,
Blue Bell, PA 19422

## Fine Arts Center (previously called The Art Barn)- off of Route 202 with entrance on Route 202.†Parking is on the left.

*** Science Center Theater
For information: www.sruti.org,
email: srutiphila@gmail.com
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Sacred Earth:
RM Ragamala performs their latest work Sacred Earth. Sacred Earth couples eternity and transience, body and nature, soul and Earth in a celebration of the divine balance found in the universeís continuous pulse. From southern India come kolams, floor designs drawn by women with rice flour to create a sacred space every morning, gone in the space of a day, a kolamís geometric shapes are a reminder of beautyís impermanence, and its perishable materials nourish birds and small creatures as a way to give back to the earth. Against a backdrop of kolam paintings from the Warli folk artist Anil Chaitya Vangad, each dancer in Sacred Earth summons the spirituality of this earthly connection into tangible existence. Imbuing the graceful and dynamic dance form of Bharatanatyam with its own distinctive vision, Ragamala Dance, called "a transcendent experience" and "rapturous and profound" by The New York Times, conveys to audiences worldwide that Bharatanatyam is contemporary and distinctly current.

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