August 2, 2011
I watched the film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” as research for last year’s production, Kshoy! Now, in this new project, Tushaanal, Soraya’s story persists in my mind, and I realize this is not a “new” project. Nothing is new when it comes to stories of violence and greed, told repeatedly with ragged breath by history.
July 15, 2011
ADT Opens the Southern Theater Season
September 8-11 with “Tushaanal: Fires of Dry Grass”
The second piece in a four-year, anti-violence project exploring
the experiences of women of color across the globe.
April 8, 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota-Ananya Chatterjea, founder of Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Choreography from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, “The Fellowships are awarded to men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
Chatterjea will celebrate the Fellowship during an ADT Fundraiser on Monday, April 11, at the Southern Theater, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org). During the fundraiser, the company will perform an excerpt from the new work “Tushaanal: Fires of Dry Grass,” the second piece in a four-year anti-violence project exploring the experiences of women of color across the globe. The piece premieres at the Southern Theater in September. The fundraising event also includes a performance by Laurie Carlos, an excerpt from last year’s “Kshoy/Decay,” and a discussion of the singular choreographic technique Chatterjea’s developed to kinetically communicate with audiences.
March 12, 2011
Join us for a dynamic preview of
“Tushaanal: Fires of Dry Grass”
A Fundraiser for Ananya Dance Theatre
Monday, April 11
6 – 8 p.m.
1420 Washington Avenue S.
Engage in lively conversation with Ananya and the dancers.
Admission: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $750, $1000 or more!
Price includes food, wine, and a chance to win
two tickets to “Tushaanal: Fires of Dry Grass.”
RSVP by Friday, April 1 to
Ananya Dance Theater
Or make a donation online