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Summer Intensive with Ananya Dance Theatre

June 12, 2017 @ 11:40 AM - June 26, 2017 @ 2:40 PM

Calling young artists of color!

Buniyaad Summer Dance Intensive with Ananya Dance Theatre

Pre-professional level

Monday–Friday, June 12–30, 2017, 11:40am–2:40pm

Live music

A 3-week summer training program (3 hours/day, 5 days/week) will introduce Yorchha™, our Indian American movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity over 3 weeks and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.

Buniyaad is part of our ongoing commitment to train next generation artists for professional engagement in dance.

This Buniyaad intensive embodies and enunciates our core principles: that moving and negotiating space with strangers, and connecting ourselves to our bodies and life stories through metaphoric movement, allows us to access experiences and power that have yet to be articulated.

Yorchha™ brings together movement principles from Odissi, the classical Indian dance technique, Chhau, the East Indian martial art, and Vinyasa yoga. Our artists will lead participants through a rigorous technique class (11:40am-1:10pm), share the company’s choreographic process that intersects dance with social justice goals, and teach sections from ADT’s repertory (1:25pm-2:40pm). There will be an informal showing on Friday, June 23, 2pm.

How to Apply

To apply for the Buniyaad Summer Dance Intensive with Ananya Dance Theatre, please answer the questions at this Application Link. All information will be kept confidential.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 30, 2017. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We will respond to all applications within 10 days with our decision.

We will respond to all scholarship applications by May 30, 2017. The amount of scholarships will depend upon number of applicants and expressed need.

Limited to 40 participants

Dates, Times, Locations
Monday-Friday, June 12-June 23, 2017, 11:40am-2:40pm, TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55114

Monday-Friday, June 26-June 30, 2017, 11:40am-2:40pm, The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105

Participants are expected to attend all 15 class sessions. Please arrive on time, ready to dance.

Yorchha™ technique is danced bare foot. Participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. Please leave all jewelry, other than small rings, at home. Hair should be secured away from the face.

The fee for this intensive is $300.

A $50.00, non-refundable deposit is required from all accepted participants by Monday, June 5, 2017. The deposit will be deducted from the total tuition due. Please mail check or money order, payable to Ananya Dance Theatre, to P. O. Box 2427, Minneapolis MN 55402-0427.

All tuition balances are due no later than the first class session, Monday, June 12, 2017. These payments may be mailed to P. O. Box 2427, Minneapolis MN 55402-0427, or paid in-person on the first day of class. Once paid, tuition will not be refunded or pro-rated.


The Buniyaad Summer Dance Intensive is part of Ananya Dance Theatre’s Buniyaad/Foundation Project, supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, and The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University.



This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


June 12, 2017 @ 11:40 AM
June 26, 2017 @ 2:40 PM


Ananya Dance Theatre


TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55114 United States
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