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Scripps College: Choreographing Identity, Dancing Our Stories

February 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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In this workshop, participants will work through games and embodied exercises to create a sense of community and connection, and with improvised movement and text to create choreographies that share the stories of participants. This particular exploration will be based on the theme of healing at a time of violence.


Ananya Chatterjea draws on the dance and aesthetic traditions of eastern India and the tactics of street theater to forge a unique connection between dance and social issues. Chatterjea is the artistic director of Ananya Dance Theatre, a company of women artists of color who are diverse in age, race, nationality, and sexual orientation. She is also a Professor in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota. Chatterjea uses video and live performance to underscore her consideration of the power of dance.


Co-Sponsored by Office of Dean of Students