December 18, 2014

Ananya Dance Theatre at 2015 APAP Conference

New York, NY – Ananya Dance Theatre will perform excerpts of work at an open rehearsal and at the Sheffield Global Arts Management 2015 Associated Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Dance Showcase. The open rehearsal will take place at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Studio 5, Sat., Jan. 10, at 1pm; the showcase will take place at The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance – Studio 1B, Sun., Jan. 11, at 9:15pm.

Ananya Dance Theatre: People Powered Dances of Transformation will showcase as a roster artist with Sheffield Global Arts Management for its inaugural APAP Dance Showcase. ADT will perform Mohona/estuary: Poisoned Waters, excerpts of three water stories told through contemporary Indian dance: I didn’t mean to drown, reflecting women’s desperation and suicide by drowning; Chalchiuhlicue’s Rage, the story of the Aztec goddess of water; and Chemical Lawns, on the subject of chemical and industrial pollution.

Both events are free of charge. Reservations are highly recommended.

RSVP by phone or email: (917) 409-6851 or

Open Rehearsal Location: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Studio 5, 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023. Transit: 1, A, C, B, D trains to 59th St./Columbus Circle, M57 bus cross-town to West End Avenue.

Showcase Location: The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Studio 1B, 405 West 55th Street @ 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Transit: 1, A, C, B, D trains to 59th St./Columbus Circle, N, R, Q, to 57th St. (at 7th Avenue), C, E trains to 50th St. (at 8th Avenue), M57 bus cross-town to 9th Ave., M11 bus to 55th St. & 9th Ave.

Ananya Dance Theatre, a contemporary Indian dance company comprised of women artists of color, describes its artists as cultural activists, working through dance and artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move toward justice and beauty.

Sheffield Global Arts Management represents emerging dance artists and dance companies with a focus on women and people of color.  SGAM is committed to having dance accessible to all communities and have diverse cultures represented on the stage as well as in the audience.