'Shaatranga' V. Paul Virtuccio


Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds,

Daily from Sept. 21-22
7:30 p.m.

With this piece, Ananya Dance Theatre’s fifth in a series on the theme “work women do,” indigo and one of its global manifestations, blue jeans, are the drivers of the work. “Shaatranga” means “seven colors” in Bangla. The work by this company of color seeks to expand the notion of indigo/blue metaphorically in order to enlighten viewers on the array of ways women exist in the world. That the company, led by artistic director and choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, accomplishes this through movement, music, lighting, and media is a feat in itself. Fierce and focused, the dancers transform the material into magical dance works of uncompromising force and community.