Ananya Chatterjea

Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer. Since 2004. Leader, Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice since 2018.

Ananya Chatterjea, is a 2011 Guggenheim Choreography Fellow, 2012 McKnight Choreography Fellow, 2016 Joyce Award recipient, 2019-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellow, and 2019 Dance/USA Artist Fellow. Ananya is committed to intersecting contemporary dance-making and social justice choreography, specifically through her articulation of Yorchhā as a justice-laced movement practice and of Shawngrām as a culturally located contemporary choreographic methodology. Ananya is Professor of Dance at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches courses in Dance Studies and technique. She is currently writing her second book, Heat, Contestations in Line, under contract with Palgrave McMillan, re-framing understandings of Contemporary Dance from the perspective of dance-makers from global south locations.