August 30, 2022

Ananya Dance Theatre & the Shawngrām Institute launch Chawrchā, a next-generation choreographic lab

Ananya Dance Theatre & the Shawngrām Institute for Performance & Social Justice is launching Chawrchā, a next-generation choreographic lab, with the support of the Jerome Foundation.

Six artists from BIPOC communities will be curated into a year-long program over two years (two cohorts), where they will be supported through their process of creating and rehearsing a piece, receiving feedback from three national mentors. In keeping with the company’s mission, Chawrchā prioritizes social justice-directed dance-making and artistry that emerges from non-western aesthetic bases.

The Bengali word Chawrchā means research and practice.

We will post a fuller announcement with more details soon. In the meantime, please write to with questions.