photo courtesy of Ananya Dance Theatre.

photo courtesy of Ananya Dance Theatre.


Ananya Dance Theatre

Shyamali: Sprouting Words

Thursday - SaTurday
February 14, 15 and 16, 2019
at 7:30 p.m.



$30 / $24 /$10
Regular / Seniors / Students

Dance Center debut

“A soaring tribute to the global community of women who challenge oppression, often at great risk to their bodies and souls...”
— Star Tribune (Minnesota)

Ananya Dance Theatre’s work is inspired by the extraordinary dreams of ordinary women. This company of self-described cultural activists makes its Dance Center debut with a work exploring how dissent against oppression fuels life force. Shyamali: Sprouting Words (“dark green”) draws a metaphor between the resilience of grass, which springs up when trod upon, and the courage of women who sustain their communities against injustice and refuse to be broken. Poetic, defiant, and transformational, Shyamali: Sprouting Words is a “spellbinding work of strength, agility, concentration, and exotic beauty” (The Maui News).

Additional Events

Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, February 14
immediately following performance in the theater


The Dance Center presentation of Ananya Dance Theatre is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Dance Center presentation of Ananya Dance Theatre is made possible by support from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of the Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Crane Group.