Ragamala Dance, which was named Artist of the Year by the Star Tribune last year, makes its first appearance at the American Dance Festival this summer. The Twin Cities-based troupe will bring its 2011 work, "Sacred Earth" to the festival in Durham, North Carolina, July10-12.
The ADF is a draw for the best-known names in dance. This year 16 troupes will perform there, including Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Stephen Petronio and Pilobolus.
When it premiered at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis, "Sacred Earth" was described by critic Caroline Palmer as an "emotionally stirring journey from contemplation to celebration." Palmer's complete review of that performance is here.