Category Archives: Storytelling

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.

The Liminal Being

 

 

Theaterwall

Dates: Thu-Sat, Jan 10-12, 2019 at 7:30 pm & Sun, Jan 13 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10
Ages: Ages 16+
Duration: 60 mins.

The Liminal Being
written and performed by Mai Rose
(presented by Mai Rose as a part of the Theaterwalla program)

An earlier version of this play was presented at Dreamland Arts in 2017.

Take a journey through the absurd, tragic, and beautiful life of Mai Rose. Each chapter weaves through their story with the rhythm of life and brings us closer to an understanding of what it means to be human. Pieces of the picture fall into place, bringing poverty, disability, child abuse and sexual assault into stark relief. It reminds us that tragedy and injustice doesn’t only happen to other people, it can also happen to us. Their story may be painful at times, but it is imbued with hope and promise; a testament to the human spirit in us all. This show inspires the audience to be the heroes that the world is crying out for.

About Mai Rose: Mai studied Theater and English at Drake University and has performed as an actor and singer from the Des Moines Playhouse to First Avenue. They graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology and Communications. Mai spent the last few years building a career as a speaker and writer, with a focus on personal growth as a tool for social change. They are currently working on their second feature length screenplay. Learn more about Mai’s work at https://realizingthesun.com/