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Ragamala Rooted: Myths and Stories

Date: Thu, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Duration: 1 hr., no intermission
Age Recommendation: Ages 3+ (all ages welcome)
Tickets: Free

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Ragamala Rooted: Myths and Stories – Storytelling by Zaraawar Mistry

In Written in Water, Ragamala Dance Company draws literary inspiration from several myths and stories from both the Hindu and Sufi traditions. These stories frame both a narrative arc for Written in Water and create a world on stage for the dancers to explore the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey.

To learn more about the rich tradition of Hindu myths and stories, Zaraawar Mistry presents Children’s Stories from India, a family-friendly storytelling performance. Enter a world of magic and imagination with Indian-born actor and storyteller Zaraawar Mistry, in his retelling of classic myths, historical stories and animal fables from India. Greg Herriges plays live music on guitar and bouzouki (Greek lute).

This event is part of Ragamala Rooted: Written in Water. To learn more about Ragamala Rooted, please visit ragamalarooted.org.

Written in Water will be publicly presented at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on February 15, 2020. To learn more about this performance, please visit ordway.org/event/ragamala-dance-company.

Event photo by Charissa Uemura.

Glass & Lady M. Presented by Full Circle Theater Company

Dates: Aug 1-11, 2019 as a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival
Location: Dreamland Arts (an Independent Venue for the Fringe)
Tickets: $14
Ages: Recommended for ages 12+.
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

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Glass & Lady M.

presented by Full Circle Theater Company
Two Short, Compelling Theater Pieces – One Imaginative Vision
Created by Lindsey Bushnell and Martha B. Johnson
Directed by Martha B. Johnson

Photos: Top right photo from L to R are Alice McGlave, Charla Marie Bailey, Delinda “Oogie” Pushetonequa, and bottom right is Marci Lucht.

Glass
Described by its playwright Lindsey Bushnell as “A Feminist Absurdist Play,” Glass is set in a dystopian world where four women are psychologically trapped and controlled behind glass by an unseen Man. Each woman is an archetype–nurturer (Apple Woman), housekeeper (Sweeping Woman), mother (Rocking Woman), and woman obsessed with body image (Too Woman)–and each has her own views of escape. Glass tackles gender, economic, and societal issues faced by women throughout the centuries.

Lady M.
Conceived by Martha B. Johnson, Lady M. is a reimagining of Lady Macbeth’s iconic sleepwalking scene (“Out, damned spot”) from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Using mythical and ritualistic theatrical techniques, this piece re-envisions Lady Macbeth’s profound remorse and guilt as a wake-up call for America to similarly acknowledge the problematic nature of American history, and to feel the humanizing power of remorse.

Full Circle Theater Company‘s mission is to produce heartfelt, groundbreaking theater that artfully addresses issues of diversity and social justice for 21st-century audiences.

https://www.fullcircletheatermn.org/

 

Dr. Deep

Dr. Deep – “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It”

Dates: Aug 3-11, 2019 as a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival
– Sat, Aug 3 at 8:30
– Sun, Aug 4 at 2:30
– Mon, Aug 5 at 7:00
– Sat, Aug 10 at 8:30
– Sun, Aug 11 at 2:30
Location: Dreamland Arts (an Independent Venue for the Fringe)
Tickets: $14
Ages: Recommended for those slightly jaded and older.
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

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Dr. Deep: “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It”
A lecture on happiness and Ultimate Liberation Philosophy

VIDEO – Excerpts from “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It”

VIDEO“Zaraawar Mistry interviews Dr. Deep”

In this hilarious lecture, accompanied by a tongue in cheek slideshow, the brilliant Dr. Deep takes apart our obsession with happiness and provides his unique insights into how modern day psychology and neuroscience have helped make the concept of happiness into a multi-billion dollar industry. With this lecture, Dr. Deep, the founder of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, continues his examination of the intersection of science, spirituality and nonsense.

About Dr. Deep
Dr. Deep is a fictional character, and “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” is a one-man satirical play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry, with recorded music by Greg Herriges.


Dr. Deep’s first lecture (2015), titled “Shake Your Noggin Like a Bobblehead,” premiered at Dreamland Arts and was presented during Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series and at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

“Rarely has such absolute drivel been delivered with such sly panache.” Read the full review in the Star Tribune by Lisa Brock

“If laughter truly is the best medicine, Dr. Deep might just prove a therapeutic treatment for humor-deprived psyches.” Read the full City Pages article by Brad Richason

Dr. Deep and You
Dr. Deep’s lecture can be presented in any large room. The show has been performed at theaters (Dreamland Arts, Mixed Blood, Illusion Theater), art galleries (2001 A Space), yoga studios (IHT Yoga), organic farms (Dreamacres), in office buildings (Ramsey County) and even in people’s homes.

Rubén Dario HOY Solo

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Ages: All ages
Duration: 90 minutes, with intermission.

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Rubén Dario presents
Rubén Dario HOY Solo
A music concert by Rubén Dario – singer, songwriter and guitarist

Rubén Darío is the result of the union of different musical styles over many years of experience in the popular and academic fields. Rubén is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is a chamber musician, and at the same time he is a popular music singer in a bar or restaurant. He is avant-garde, experimental, conceptual, he is electric guitar in a group of Peruvian “chicha” , he is canción social , he is classical guitar, he is romantic ballads and boleros, he is rumba flamenca, he is fusion, he is Colombian folklore (pasillo, bambuco, cumbia, joropo, currulao, torbellino, vallenato, tropipop, etc.). Rubén is a guitar quartet, he’s a soloist, he’s a singer, he’s an accompanist … he is ranchera, he is trova, he is Caribbean … he’s romantic, he’s intricate and critical … he’s duets, trios, quartets, groups, bands … Ruben is of love, he is of creating, he is of breaking ties. Rubén was a teacher, he was a classroom, the street, auditoriums, awards, mentions, nothing.

The music of Rubén Darío has managed to travel through many countries and hearts, and now he comes with a new production entitled “Hoy,” which shows a musical development with identity, with personality, with all this patchwork quilt that has been his life. You are welcome to explore his world of sounds and feelings. May the music and the images that exist and that are coming, speak for themselves.

Learn more about Rubén Dario on his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/rubendariomusic/


UPCOMING EVENTS

Nicolas Carter Harp Journey – 2019

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60-75 minutes, with intermission.

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Nicolas Carter Harp presents
Nicolas Carter Harp Journey – 2019

Traveling from New York, harpist Nicolas Carter makes a special visit to his home state of Minnesota, bringing magical melodies on the Paraguayan harp and sharing stories of his adventures harping in the world. Come and relax, renew, refresh with nurturing soul music and touching stories.

Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile International harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp. Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship with his skills as a theatre artist/storyteller. His authentic, warm and friendly interaction creates an intimate experience bringing inspiration, motivation and joy. Carter has been composing, recording, teaching and performing for over 25 years and has played all over United States, Latin America, Europe and Israel.


UPCOMING EVENTS