January 1, 2021
Choreographed by Ananya Chatterjea and performed by the artists of Ananya Dance Theatre, Dastak features the work of a powerful team of collaborators, including writer and dramaturg Sharon Bridgforth, sound artists Spirit McIntyre (performing live) and Dameun Strange, and stage director Marcus Young. Premiere: October 29-30, 2021
July 7, 2019
Sutrajāl is set in the Broken City, once inhabited by a vibrant range of people whose dreams and desires now languish on its streets. This city, crushed down by the recently constructed Shiny City, once hosted GloFFUC, the Global Feminist Funk Underground Club, cherished by communities of women and femmes from across the world, who gathered there at night to dance off their frustrations and returned to their struggles the next morning. The Poet wanders these haunted streets, trying to learn the histories of a disappeared community so she might connect past and future. Gradually, the relationships among these ghosts are revealed to be like gossamer, fine, silky, yet strong, and webbed through multiple layers, like a spider web.