Ranee Ramaswamy: The Story and Culture of Dance

We had the good fortune of spending the day with Ranee Ramaswamy, founder and co-artistic director of the Ragamala Dance Company. She is a Choreographer and Principal Dancer along with her creative partner (and daughter) Aparna Ramaswamy. Their performers merges the rich traditions and deep philosophical roots of their Indian heritage with their hybridic perspective as first generation Indian-Americans.

Toby Mendez: Bringing History to Life through Sculpting

Our latest episode of ‘People in America’ features the extremely talented sculptor Toby Mendez. His amazing work can be seen all around the U.S. He describes sculpting as: “It’s about protrusions and depressions. And one thing that I think is very dynamic about it, because it’s 360 degrees, that you have to capture what you want from every possible angle.” He brings history to life with his work!