Chawlo, Shawngram-e! (Come, let us stand together in resistance!)
Chawlo, Shawngram-e! is a full-length work of original dance theater, intended as one stand-alone piece that will premiere in September 2021. Thereafter, it will be available for adaptation and presentation on tour at a variety of differently-configured venues.
Chawlo, Shawngram-e! represents an artistic rejoinder that breaks with traditional structure to join in solidarity with the anti-hate protest movement launched by women in South Asia that is fueling urgent expressions among women in global communities of color.
Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea brings to this work the influence of the Bauls of Bengal, encountered through the Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore, and others. The spiritual singing and dancing of those wandering mystics remind with simple metaphors of our shared humanity.