April 15, 2015
A recent study by the London School of Economics concluded that 23 and 69 are the happiest ages - and we agree! Ragamala turns 23 this summer, and we couldn't be happier with where we are today.
Our very first production, Ragamala: A Painting in Motion, premiered in 1992, and since then we have created over 40 original productions, toured to more than 200 cities, and reached thousands of people - and we're ready to celebrate! Ragamala will be partnering with Al's Breakfast, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Cedar Cultural Center - iconic establishments that help define the Twin Cities - on a series of events to celebrate Ragamala's birthday. We hope you will join us for some (or all) of the festivities!
Annual Indian Dinner at Al's Breakfast - Dinkytown, Minneapolis
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Anytime between 5:30 and 8:30pm
Over 60 years old, Al's Breakfast is a James Beard Award winning Minneapolis staple that has been featured on The Food Network's "Dives, Diners, and Drive-ins." An annual fan favorite, our "Al's Dinner" transforms the beloved diner into a south Indian hotspot for one night only.
Enjoy a home-cooked Indian dinner designed and prepared by co-Artistic Director Ranee Ramaswamy with help from the Ragamala dancers and staff. Pull up a stool and chat with the company members while you eat, or stop by for quick and easy take-out!
Suggested donation: $15 per plate
Birthday party/annual fundraiser at the Cedar Cultural Center
featuring DJ Rekha
Saturday, July 11, 2015
The Cedar Cultural Center is a highly eclectic music venue that is fundamental to the city's vibrant arts and culture scene. The Cedar and Ragamala are excited to collaborate to bring New York-based DJ Rekha to the Twin Cities for the first time!
Credited with pioneering Bhangra music in North America, Newsweek recognized her as one of the most influential South Asians in the US,and she has received accolades from The New York Times, CNN, The Fader, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post, among others. Join DJ Rekha and Ragamala for the dance party of the summer! All ages welcome.
Tickets: $18 in advance $20 at the door
$50 Birthday celebration tickets are also available, $30 is a tax-deductible donation to Ragamala.