About the Grant

$35,000 to support Song of the Jasmine (MAP 2013)
$5,000 to general operating expenses for the Ragamala Dance

About the Project

Commissioned by the Walker Art Center and co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Song of the Jasmine is a new work conceived by Aparna Ramaswamy and created in collaboration with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, two first-generation Indian-American artists whose bicultural identities have influenced their artistry in different ways. Aparna’s long-time choreographic partner Ranee Ramaswamy will serve as consultant.

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Ragamala Dance

Rudresh Mahanthappa


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