INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-8836

Song of the Jasmine

Beschreibung

In India, the jasmine flower traverses the world of man & the world of the gods. Song of the Jasmine freely moves between past & present, composition & improvisation, music & dance, delving into the concept of longing through the lens of recollection, appeal, & total surrender.
Ragamala Dance Company’s directors Aparna & Ranee Ramaswamy collaborate with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa on an exploration that conjures the past in order to experience the power of the present. Mahanthappa heads a bold new ensemble that features guitar, S. Indian flute, mridangam, and violin for a live soundscape of jazz & Carnatic music.


// From the Artists //

In Song of the Jasmine we are guided by the writings of the 8th century Tamil mystic poet Andal, who erases any dichotomy between the sacred and the personal as she expresses deep longing, anguish, ecstasy, and the desire to merge the soul with the Supreme Consciousness. Her poetry inspires a dynamic world of contemporary interpretive possibility.

Our commitment to entwining our Indian and American artistic genres speaks to the cultural fluidity in our hybrid existence and frees us to approach the poetic, visual and aural elements of the work as a sort of prism—different upon each viewing.

Song of the Jasmine’s choreography and score were constructed simultaneously in a constant artistic dialogue that spanned more than a year.

—Aparna Ramaswamy, Ranee Ramaswamy, Rudresh Mahanthappa

Regie
Choreographie
Darsteller
Bühnenbild
Musik
Licht
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Aufnahmedatum
Mittwoch, 06. August 2014
Orte
Stadt
New York City
Länge
62 min