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Ananya Dance Theatre 2023 APAP NYC Showcase Performances

January 14 @ 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ananya Dance Theatre 2023 APAP Showcase Performances at Ailey Citigroup Theater

405 West 55th Street @ 9th Avenue, NYC

Saturday, January 14, Noon-12:30pm & 4:30pm-5pm

Visit us at Booth 302 in Americas Hall 1 in the APAP Expo Commons at the Hilton Hotel

All entrants to Ailey Citigroup Theater must be masked and provide proof of Covid vaccination.


Meet Ananya Chatterjea and McKnight Choreographer Fellows at Gibney During 2023 APAP

Gibney: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 53A Chambers Street, Studio A, NYC

Monday, January 16, 9am-9:45am

Please RSVP to McKFell@thecowlescenter.org by January 14.

Meet six recent McKnight Choreography Fellows at Gibney. The annual fellows program provides awards to choreographers of exceptional artist merit who reside in Minnesota. McKnight Fellows Ananya Chatterjea, Alanna Morris, Leslie Parker, Pedra Pepa, Rosy Simas, and Darrius Strong will offer information about projects available for development and touring.


Nün Gherāo: Surrounded by Salt, commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and created with the support of Ananya Chatterjea’s McKnight Choreography Fellowship and a residency at Jacob’s Pillow, is a full-length dance theater work that weaves movement, text, and sound to explore betrayal, dispossession, exile, and the desperate global resistance against great odds that fuels hope and survival.

Structured in three movements, Nûn Gherāo takes its point of departure from the 1978-79 massacre of 10,000 refugees on Marichjhapi Island in West Bengal, India. Danced to a mesmerizing score created by Spirit McIntyre and poignant text by Mimi Mondal, the work becomes activated through shared breath and rhythms, practices of mourning, overlapping time cycles, ritualized movement, dances of fire and of personal connection that tag different sites of memory through meditations on dancing on salt water, where one’s tears meet the rising and warming oceans of our world.

Premiere: October 2022, The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Touring Party: 9 performers + 1 production manager


Ananya Dance Theatre has earned a reputation for engaging performances, intellectual and artistic rigor, and an uncompromising commitment to social justice. Its BIPOC women and femme dance artists are cultural activists who believe in the transformative power of dance. In dancing stories where the lives and dreams of women from the global majority occupy the center, they challenge the landscape of mainstream culture, build understanding about arts and social justice, and empower artistic voices.



January 14
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, MN 10019 United States
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