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We combine the metaphor and poetry of contemporary Indian choreography with social justice themes to create original dances that tell stories about the lives and dreams of women around the world and inspire audiences through visual and emotional experiences.

Ananya Dance Theatre

Arts Midwest Spotlight Showcase Performance

Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

September 5, 2019, 6:40pm – 6:55pm

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Ananya Dance Theatre will perform At the Border/By the River

Choreography: Ananya Chatterjea

Music: Renée Copeland and PJ Roduta

Excerpt from Sutrajāl (premieres September 20) explores tensions, fears, and memories of violences that clog the borders we must negotiate everyday. We dance together, refusing dehumanization and signalling support for those struggling at dangerous divides between survival and extinction. Inspired by the poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam, celebrated anti-colonial poet of undivided Bengal: “Destroy these prison gates, this cold stone pedestal where we are asked to worship our own chains!”

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Ananya Dance Theatre

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Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2427 | Minneapolis, MN 55402-0427 | 612.486.2238

Street Address: 1197 University Avenue West | St. Paul, MN 55104 | 651.683.2986

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Arrival at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sept. 21, 2015