Nūn Gherāo

Nūn Gherāo originates from Ananya Chatterjea's investigations of the 1978-79 massacre of 10,000 refugees from Bangladesh on Marichjhapi Island in West Bengal, India. The work will tag and activate different sites of memory through meditations on dancing in salt water, where one's tears meet the rising and warming oceans of our world. Premiere: September 30-October 1, 2022


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Nūn Gherāo was created in part during a residency at the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow.

Nūn Gherāo is supported by the Marbrook Foundation.

Nūn Gherāo is supported by the City of Saint Paul Cultural Sales Tax Rehabilitation Program.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Ananya Dance Theatre is supported by the Regional Cultural Treasures Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Ford Foundation, and McKnight Foundation.