April 4, 2023

Photo by V Paul Virtuccio

Ananya Dance Theater presents Kshoy! (Decay) from September 9-12. Showtimes are Thurs, 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat., 8:00 p.m., and Sun. 7:00 p.m. Tickets range $23-$29, with student and group discounts. Call 612-340-1725 or online at southerntheater.org and ananyadancetheatre.org.
From Choreographer: Ananya Chatterjea
ADT founder and artistic director and co-creator: Laurie Carlos
OBIE-Award Winning theater director, this world premiere of Kshoy!/Decay!, Ananya Dance Theatre uses a potent metaphor – mud, land that sticks to skin – to explore the afterlives of women from global communities of color forced to relocate or evacuate from their homelands. The work is the first of a new four-part investigation into violence, trauma, resistance and empowerment experienced by global communities of color. Performed with ADT, a band of women of color committed to artistic excellence, Kshoy!/ Decay! explores femininity, power, and social-justice issues affecting women through a dynamic blend of classical Odissi dance, breath-driven yoga movement and the martial-art Chhau.

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