Michhil Amra: We Are The Procession!
September 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2023
MICHHIL grows from Ananya Chatterjea’s memories of growing up in Kolkata, where political protests and processionals routinely occupied public spaces, caused traffic snarls, and interrupted daily business – experienced anew, here in the Twin Cities, during the Uprising following George Floyd’s murder. MICHHIL elevates messages from grassroots BIPOC organizing: we cannot return to normal after interruptions, because constructions of normality are often built atop systemic violence. Disruptive energies and experiences are common in many challenged communities – and were newly thrust upon the worldwide community during the Covid-19 pandemic. MICHHIL builds on the hallmark of Chatterjea’s choreographic style – contrapuntal ensemble dancing – and is intentionally interrupted by invited audience members, whose improvised processions take over the stage and house. Artists regroup, and the choreography restarts from a new place, proceeding through different group formations. The work concludes with an exploration of liberation, as the worlds of stage performance and audience processionals merge and emerge anew: no longer oppositional, still adjacent, inviting hope and connection.
Tickets: Pay what you can. Suggested price: $35.
If you need to pay less, you can choose to do so. If you are able to pay more, your generosity will help cover the cost of someone else’s ticket and sustain our work.