Ragamala Dancer Aparna Ramaswamy performs part of a dance during a lecture on Wednesday at Bucknell. The dance conveyed a story about three rivers in India through hand movements, facial expressions, and dance moves.
Jan Pearson, left, Lewisburg, watches with Dorris Keen, Lewisburg, and David Pearson, Lewisburg, Aparna Ramaswamy perform a section of a Ragamala Dance on Wednesday at Bucknell during a lecture.
Aparna Ramaswamy performs a portion of a Ragamala Dance during a lecture Wednesday afternoon at Bucknell University. The dance uses hand gestures, foot and body movement, and expression to convey a emotion and idea.
Cindy Arbogast-Royer, left, along with Eva Hurliman, Beavertown, and Julianna Csoka Cooper, Lewisburg, attempt the hand rhythms used in a Ragamala Dance during a lecture on Wednesday at Bucknell with performing artist Aparna Ramaswamy.