V. Paul Virtucio


Ananya Dance Theatre: Shyamali - Sprouting Words

Daily from Sept. 15-16
7:30 p.m.

Process, not just performance, is integral to Ananya Dance Theatre’s work. To create Shyamali: Sprouting Words, this community of women warriors (and some men) of color, led by founder and choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, gathered stories of resistance and resilience, offered a choreographic residency, participated in social justice protests, and held workshops with women refugees and immigrants. The piece has an original score, spoken text, and rich sound design. “Shyamali” means “dark green” in Bengali, and invokes the resilience of grass. “Resilient” also describes ADT, which unflinchingly addresses the dark realities of women’s lives across the globe.