With a style that is one part dance, one part buoyancy and one part human sculpture, acclaimed dancer/choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy brings her performance Sannidhi, or Sacred Space, to the Yard in Chilmark on August 21 and 23.
She will have an ensemble of musicians with her, combining an Indian American shared history with a contemporary sensibility.
Born in India and raised in the U.S., Ms. Ramaswamy is a protege of one of India’s masters, Alarmel Valli. She has an extensive resume that includes performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai, India.
A Bharatanatyam artist, Ms. Ramaswamy combines graceful poses in a sort of metaphysical dance form. She not only performs in the specific dance style, but Ms. Ramaswamy also raises awareness of the art form by leading classes, lectures, workshops and residencies all over the world.
Her performances at the Yard are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, and at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 23. Tickets are $25 general admission, or $15 for students, seniors and members of the military, for the evening performance. The 11 a.m. condensed performance is free.
For information, call 508-645-9662 or visit dancetheyard.org.