February 27, 2020

Registration opens for Shawngram Summer Intensive

Application link: bit.ly/ADTSummer2020 | Scholarships available, based on need.

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 15-26, 2020, 9am-1pm (We recognize and continue to monitor the uncertainty of our times, and we will respond to changes in the environment if needed.)

There will be an informal showing on Friday, June 26 at 12pm and 6pm.

Ananya Dance Theatre’s Shawngram Summer Intensive is a 2-week training program in St. Paul, Minnesota (4 hours/day, 5 days/week). It will introduce Yorchha™, our unique movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity over 2 weeks, and our particular choreographic process of creating dance from the stories of our lives.

This program is part of Ananya Dance Theatre’s ongoing commitment to train next generations artists of color for professional engagement in dance.

This summer intensive embodies and enunciates our core principles: that moving and negotiating space with strangers, and connecting ourselves to our bodies and life stories through metaphoric movement, allows us to access experiences and power that have yet to be articulated.

Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique, Chhau, the East Indian martial art, and Vinyasa Yoga.

For questions, please write to alexandra.eady@ananyadancetheatre.org