Anandam Dancetheatre

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Anandam Dancetheatre


2:30-3:50pm + 4:30-5:50pm
tanzhaus nrw | Studio 3

Our work occupies a contemporary space with aesthetics constructed outside a lens of Eurocentricity and our initiatives are grounded through Artistic Director Brandy Leary’s artistic practice. Leary’s body of work is the result of two decades of consistent engagement with Indian dance and performance practices in classical and contemporary lineages. ĀNANDAṀ houses multiple, integrated pedagogies spanning the creation, presentation and touring of our own works, incubation, presentation and curation of works by other artists (local / national / international), discursive engagement initiatives for audiences and artists, sectoral interventions, workshops, mentorships, and masterclasses with local / international artists. We create and present performances shaped by aesthetics and ethics nurtured through curiosity, intimacy, and responsiveness, values of presence and collective inquiry, and are inclusive of diverse bodies and movement practices.