Ananya Dance Theatre
Ananya Dance Theatre is the leading creator of contemporary Indian dance in the global arts and social justice movement. Invoking the work and dreams of women of color, we radically reframe the ground on which we dance, inspiring our audiences through visual and emotional engagement.
Our artistic work unfolds through Yorchha, a unique movement aesthetic of contemporary Indian dance, to explore feminine energy and celebrate a feminist aesthetic. This technical base crosses with our foundational philosophy of Shawngram, or resistance, to create a particular choreographic process and an abstract, metaphoric narrative arc.
We pursue excellence in our artistry to forge pathways that generate forces of strength and beauty, galvanize strong communities, and embody a philosophy of possibility and liberation in a shared humanity. Our work invites audiences to join us and participate in our strategy of #occupydance, the movement of dancing as civic action.