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Ananya Dance Theatre
"Shyamali: Sprouting Words"

Ananya Dance Theatre
"Shyamali: Sprouting Words"

There are no longer any performances available for this show.

Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater

Ananya Dance Theatre is comprised primarily of women artists of color who are cultural activists: working through artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move towards justice and beauty.

They celebrate proactive dissent as fuel for the life force and growth, recognizing the courage of women who speak up and talk back to sustain communities against injustice.

With dance as a choreographic response to global issues, the company is part of a social justice movement: inspiring audiences through visual and emotional engagement.

CLICK HERE for a video preview of "Shyamali: Sprouting Words"

CLICK HERE for a video interview with founder, Ananya Chatterjea

CLICK HERE to read the feature article in the January/February issue of OnMaui magazine

CLICK HERE for the evening's program

CLICK HERE for the menu


“Shyamali: Sprouting Words” is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA;  in partnership with the Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA; Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA; The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN; and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Forth Fund is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information:


Master Class presented with support of the County of Maui, Office of Economic Development.