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Ananya Dance Theatre’s 2022 Summer Intensive: Practices of Rejuvenation

June 13, 2022 - June 24, 2022


June 13 – June 24 | Monday – Friday | 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Community Showings on June 24th, 12:00 pm, 7:00 pm


Shawngrām Institute for Performance & Social Justice
1197 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN, 55104

Ways to participate:

(1) In-person at the Shawngrām Institute (limited capacity): $475.00*
(2) Remotely, via Zoom: $400.00*


As we emerge from a particularly long and dreary winter, hopefully also from the harshest reign of the Covid-19 pandemic and continuous global erosion of justice, Ananya Dance Theatre artists invite you to join us in an embodied practice that recognizes the need for renewal. How can we be like the ferns doggedly pushing their heads through the soil every year? Yet, rejuvenation is not a given, it is a practice that requires creativity, repetition, curiosity, so we can recognize where our bodies store pain, what old skins we can shed, where we can revitalize our cellular capacity. These are our rituals of rejuvenation, which lead us to dance with joy, fullness, emotion, breath, fierceness, and solidarity. 
This two-week intensive will offer different levels of interpretation, keeping in mind the different familiarity of Yorchhā** that people are entering with. Whether this is your first experience with Yorchhā**, or you’ve been practicing for multiple summers, we will meet you where you are to steer you towards individual excellence.


To apply, fill out our digital application: https://forms.gle/ysgdvUYGff5YrhGu5
Contact Alexandra Eady at alexandra.eady@ananyadancetheatre.org with any questions.
A $50 deposit is required with your application: if/when you are accepted, this deposit becomes non-refundable.
*Students attending in-person classes must provide proof of up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination (booster required) and must wear face masks during class. No exceptions.
*Scholarships available, assessed, and awarded based on need.
**Yorchhā is Ananya Dance Theatre’s contemporary technique, utilizing the movement disciplines of Odissi, Chhau, and Vinyasa Yoga to create a transnational feminist aesthetic.


June 13, 2022
June 24, 2022


Ananya Dance Theatre
1197 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, 55104 United States
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