Ananya Chatterjea

A Conversation with Ananya Chatterjea and Hari Krishnan: Rethinking “Navaratri”

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

FREE! RSVP required for access to virtual event.

Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan will speak with Ananya Chatterjea, Artistic Director of the contemporary Indian dance company Ananya Dance Theatre in Minneapolis, about co-option of long-practiced culturally-specific forms by the current Hindu fundamentalist state.The pair will critique the violences--of caste, class, gender, race, and religion--that have become attached to their dance practice, seeing the world through the lens of the oppressed.

This event is part of the 44th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan University.

Photo by Paul Virtucio courtesy of Ananya Dance Theatre.