Grant Recipient Details


Minneapolis, MN

Ananya Dance Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Project Title
Fiscal Year Awarded
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National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Historic journeys laden with hope, heart-break, and pain spark Āgun: stories of families torn apart, women assaulted and abandoned, and children tortured and lost during the partition of India in 1947, and again, with the recent escalation of violence along the India-Pakistan border, the current crisis around immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the 150-mile forced march of Dakota people in 1862. Ultimately, Āgun becomes a meditation on footwork, migrations, and home through the contact of dancers’ feet with the floor and our ability to share rhythm and movement. Āgun will be created by choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, Ananya Dance Theatre, and their team of collaborators.

Estimated Artist Fee: $14,500/performance; $18,500/week.

Presenter Partners

  • Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME) 
  • The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University (Saint Paul, MN) 
  • Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA) 

Tour Coordinator

Gary Peterson, Managing Director 
Ananya Dance Theatre 
tel 612-360-0107