Ragamala Dance Company

Ragamala Dance Company

The Hop is excited to support the development of a new interdisciplinary dance work with Ragamala Dance Company, to be presented in January 2021

This Bharatanatyam-style ensemble (a form of classical Indian dance) made their Hop debut in September 2018. Their new work, Fires of Varanasi, is inspired by migration and keeping one's culture alive in an adopted homeland.


Ragamala Dance Company

Pico Iyer in Conversation

May 21, 2020

A conversation with renowned essayist, TED talk favorite and Montgomery Fellow Pico Iyer, an eloquent observer of global art and culture; and Ragamala Dance Company Co-Artistic Directors and Guggenheim Fellows, Bharatanatayam artists Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy.

Floor paintings

Dartmouth Community Helps with Art Installation

‘Through this installation, we are creating a metaphorical, meditative pilgrimage using folk artistic traditions’ -Ranee Ramaswamy

Ragamala at the Hop

As part of the creation of this new piece, Ragamala has been in residence this year collaborating with students, faculty and community members to explore the themes of the work and develop an art installation to accompany the performance.

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Meet the Company

Ranee Ramaswamy
Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer and Principal Dancer
Aparna Ramaswamy
Co-Artistic Director, Choreographer and Principal Dancer
Ashwini Ramaswamy
Choreographic Associate, Dancer, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Tamara Nadel
Dancer, Development and Outreach Director