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India Association of Minnesota Oral History Project (Phase 1): Interview with Ranee Ramaswamy

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ranee Ramaswamy was born in India, where she attended school and college. In Minnesota, she renewed her involvement with dance and also was active in the Tamil Association. She travels to India frequently to study dance and is a founder of the Ragamala Dance Theater. She has received several McKnight fellowships for dance, has performed widely, and teaches dance in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Her childhood; family values and expectations; relations with family members, extended families; marriage; moving to the United States; participating in dance performances, and traveling back to India annually to study Bharatha Natyam, classical Indian dance; Minnesota Dance Alliance; winning fellowships and grants; poet Robert Bly; establishing the Ragamala Dance Theater; mixing traditional dance and innovative approaches; teaching Indian dance classes; future plans.
Quantity 43 pages transcript
3 hours sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:18:08 running time
Creation Narrator: Ramaswamy, Ranee
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 11/17/1994
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 46
Accession Number AV1995.103.11
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