Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ranee A. Ramaswamy
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$20,400
Direct expenses
$95,400
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Three exemplary dancers will learn from me in the Parampara tradition of Bharatanatyam; audiences will experience the classical Margam concert format. I will assess the dancers’ progress and accomplishments; the dancers will self-assess; audience response will be evaluated via audience surveys, informal dialogue and social media. 2: Three exemplary dancers will learn from me in the Parampara tradition of Bharatanatyam; audiences will experience the classical Margam concert format. I will assess the dancers’ progress and accomplishments; the dancers will self-asses; audience response will be evaluated via audience surveys, informal dialogue and social media.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Three exemplary dancers learned from me in the Parampara tradition of Bharatanatyam; audiences experienced the classical Margam concert format. 2: More opportunities available to Minnesota artists. Throughout the year, I assessed the dancers’ progress and accomplishments, with input from Aparna. The dancers considered their own progress, learning and growth as artists.

Source of Additional Funds

Other

Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Ranee Ramaswamy will teach three apprentice dancers in the Parampara tradition of classical Bharatanatyam dance (one-on-one learning with a master), focusing on the Margam (traditional concert) format, culminating in solo performances by each apprentice.

Project Manager
First Name
Ranee
Last Name
Ramaswamy
Organization Name
Ranee A. Ramaswamy
State
MN
Phone
(612) 203-4216
Email
raneeramaswamy@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No