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“Ragamala shows how Indian forms can be some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer. This is an excellent company… Aparna Ramaswamy is an enchantingly beautiful dancer.”
Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times

"The eye often goes straight to Ms. Ramaswamy's impeccable technique and incandescent beauty. Through her dancing, the music's textures come into view.”
- Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

“Ragamala Dance imbues the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam with a thoroughly contemporary exuberance… a visionary approach to an ancient art form.”
- Dance Magazine

“As Indian dancers based in the U.S., Ragamala’s works reflect the rich heritage and deep philosophical roots of India amalgamated with the inquisitiveness and creative liberty of the United States.”
-The Hindu

“Song of the Jasmine is a soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious collaboration with the superb jazz composer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. The meeting of jazz and South Indian Carnatic traditions was startlingly seamless and marvelously danceable in the hands of Aparna and Ranee Ramaswamy, who choreographed “Song of the Jasmine”
Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

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