FREE FIRST SATURDAYOn Saturday, November 4, 2017, Ragamala Dance Company welcomes you to join us in one of our artistic homes—the Walker Art Center—to celebrate Ragamala's 3rd annual Ode to Navarathri. Ragamala Dance Company, Concordia Language Villages, and the Walker Art Center join forces for 'Free First Saturday: All Around the World', a partnership created to celebrate and honor festivals across the globe. As one facet of this event, Ragamala will present Ode to Navarathri.
The Walker's Free First Saturdays feature free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month, plus performances, games, art-making, and video and visual art installations.
ODE TO NAVARATHRIRagamala Dance Company's annual Ode to Navarathri pays homage to the Indian festival of Navarathri Kolu, a time when south Indian families welcome neighbors into their homes for a celebration rooted in the sharing of art. Ode to Navarathri shares a traditional south Indian kolu display (a vibrant display of figurines), classes on kolam rice flour designs, Six Yards of Memory (a collaborative photographic retrospective of Ragamala Dance Company's work by Ed Bock), a documentary by Perimeter Productions about Navarathri Kolus in Minnesota homes, and curated performances by local artists in the Walker Cinema.
CALL FOR PERFORMANCESRagamala invites you to share a short performance during Ode to Navarathri in a showcase curated by Ragamala Dance Company. Performances are open to everyone in our Twin Cities community—professionals and amateurs, youth and adults, performers of all mediums and styles.
Performances will take place in the Walker Cinema from 11–12pm and 1–2pm on Sat, 11/4.All performers must be available for an orientation in the Cinema at 10am.Additional tech/setup time may be provided before 10am, if needed.
TIMELINESubmission Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017.Notification Deadline: Monday, October 23, 2017.
Due to time limitations, we regret we that may not be able to invite everyone to share a performance.
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