- $18 for one ticket to see Aparna Ramaswamy in Sannidhi (Sacred Space) ($31.50 value)
- When: Saturday, March 29, or Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 2:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student discounts.
Aparna Ramaswamy in Sannidhi (Sacred Space)
Sannidhi (Sacred Space) opens with four musicians sitting along the side of a nearly bare stage. As percussion, strings, and vocals begin to play a south Indian melody, Aparna Ramaswamy emerges from the shadows. Her delicate arms begin to wind and twist like ivy in stop-motion. As her slow circles pick up speed and her gold adornments shimmer in the light, her clockwork-precise choreography explores the space between the spiritual and the secular. Dance Magazine describes Ramaswamy’s work as “a marvel of buoyant agility and sculptural clarity,” and the New York Times hails her as “an enchantingly beautiful dancer.”
Atlas Performing Arts Center
When the Atlas Theater first opened on H Street, the flag had 48 stars, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President, and saying “consarnit” made everyone around you cheer. Since then, the auditorium has seen its share of good times and bad. A landmark in one of the city’s most historically diverse neighborhoods, the Atlas shared its block with a succession of department stores, music shops, pharmacies, and car dealerships before economic hardship shuttered the doors in 1976. The ’80s and ’90s proved harder still, and the quiet theater sat nearly forgotten and covered in graffiti until 2001. When a performing arts company purchased the venue that year, it heralded not only a new age for the building, but for the entire neighborhood. Today the Atlas’ light-bulbed overhang and electric blue sign stand as a beacon of DC’s Arts and Entertainment district.
1333 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002