The Sanskrit word kírana conjures the rays of the sun and the moon, illuminating every direction to reveal the sky of consciousness. Ragamala Dance Company re-imagines kírana as the cosmic energies of purusha and prakriti which represent enlightenment in absolute darkness. Together they transform the sediments of destruction into the foundations for renewed creation. 

Conceived and choreographed by Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy, and Ashwini Ramaswamy, and featuring an original score played live by Shubhendra Rao (sitar) and Saskia Rao-de Haas (cello)


The creation of Kírana is supported in part by the Doris Duke Performing Artists Awards program and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The music for Kírana is commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.