Ashwini Ramaswamy’s ‘Let the Crows Come’

Presented by UMass Amherst
Fine Arts Center 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst
April 14 — 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In a new work from Minneapolis-based choreographer/dancer Ashwini Ramaswamy, the Bharatanatyam form is deconstructed and recontextualized, evoking mythography and ancestry to explore how memory and homeland can channel guidance and dislocation. A series of trios and solos by dancers of three distinct artistic lineages is set to an original score performed live by a hybrid orchestra of South Indian instruments, electro-acoustic cello, and synthesizers. Let the Crows Come is a genre-twisting evolution of movement and music across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

Composers Jace Clayton (electronics), Brent Arnold (cello) and Prema Ramamurthy, with additional compositions and score development by Rohan Krishnamurthy (mridangam), Roopa Mahadevan (vocals) and Arun Ramamurthy (violin).

Dancer/choreographers Alanna Morris-Van Tassel and Berit Ahlgren