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Time: December 2, 2021 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Harris Theater
Street: 205 E Randolph Chicago, IL, 60601
Website or Map: https://www.harristheaterchic…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2021
The Harris Theater presents Ragamala Dance Company - Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim on December 2, 2021 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35-140 and are available at https://www.harristheaterchicago.org/performance/fires-varanasi-dance-eternal-pilgrim.
Bharatanatyam choreographers Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy’s Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim evokes an elaborate ritual where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine. Through images that reflect the cosmic trinity of Varanasi, India — sacred pilgrimage routes, the Ganges River, and the patron deity Shiva, heightened by the chants of Vedic priests — the choreographers imagine a metaphorical crossing place where one may leave the mundane and enter into the world of immortality.