This evening I went to the Lied Center at the University of Kansas to see Ragamala Dance: Sacred Earth. From the Lied Center: Ragamala Dance brings the sensibility of mysticism and sanctity of the 2,000-year-old Indian dance form, bharatanatyam, to the contemporary stage. By interfacing choreography with live Indian music and the visual traditions of kolams and Warli paintings, Sacred Earth celebrates body and nature, and soul and earth. It was really enjoyable. The Warli paintings that they used as backdrops are monotone and have a very similar quality to traditional paper cuttings.
The Lied Center sits on a hill and I had a perfect view of the sunset to the west and the moonrise to the east as I was going in. My iphone pic doesn’t do any justice – the sunsets lately have been really spectacular. And an FYI: tomorrow, Sept. 29, is the harvest moon.