All patrons are required to wear a face-covering at this performance.
The performance of Let Crows Come on January 13, 2022, has been canceled.
While we hope to reschedule this performance next season, refunds have already begun to process. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Arizona Arts Box Office.
Ashwini Ramaswamy’s dancing “weaves together the human and the divine.”-The New York Times
Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come uses the metaphor of crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. This dance for three with live music explores how memory and homeland channel guidance and dislocation. Featuring Ramaswamy (Bharatanatyam technique), Alanna Morris-Van Tassel (Contemporary/Afro-Caribbean technique), and Berit Ahlgren (Gaga technique), Bharatanatyam dance is deconstructed and recontextualized to recall a memory that has a shared origin but is remembered differently from person to person. Composers Jace Clayton (dj/rupture) and Brent Arnold extrapolate from Prema Ramamurthy’s classical Carnatic (South Indian) score, utilizing centuries-old compositional structures as the point of departure for their sonic explorations. Let the Crows Come premiered in November 2019.
This presentation of Let the Crows Come by Ashwini Ramaswamy was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.