The O'Shaughnessy Dance Cohort

Ananya Dance Theatre: Michhil Amra | We Are the Procession.

Friday, Sept 22 - Thursday, Jan 01

The approximate run time is 80 minutes with no intermission.

Michhil Amra | We Are The Procession, Ananya Dance Theatre’s new, evening-length work, draws on the strategic interruptions created by the Uprising that followed the murder of George Floyd to ask: how can we create a more just world? Building on years of rigorous choreographic investigation, Ananya Chatterjea crafts a work that embodies the complex energies of disruption: rage, confusion, connection, joy, solidarity, and the strength and beauty of mutual liberation.

The powerful BIPOC women and femme dancers of ADT offer an invigorating dance work, vibrating with hard-won connection and soulful beauty. They are joined in live performance by local music artists Douglas R. EwartMichelle Kinney, and Tarek Abdelquader, and acclaimed poet Douglas Kearney.

Creative allies:
stage director Marcus Young 楊墨
composer/sound designer Greg Schutte
costume designer Annie Cady
scenic designer Laichee Yang
filmmaker Darren Johnson
lighting designer Kevin Jones

Created through a long process that included public processions with wide cross-sections of our communities, who occupied public spaces and lifted up issues of intersectional justice, the performance of Micchil Amra marks the culmination of our shared hopes, dreams, and organizing labor.

*ASL interpretation will be provided for the 9/22/23 performance.

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