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Ananya Dance Theatre records

Identifier: PA137

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains grant applications, yearly budgets, tour schedules, performance dates, press kits, programs, reviews, fliers, posters, and press clippings related to the work of the Ananya Dance Theatre and founder Ananya Chatterjea.


  • 1996-2015

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Restrictions on Use

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Access

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.

Biographical Note

The Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT) was founded by Minneapolis dancer, educator, choreographer, and activist Dr. Ananya Chatterjea. Created as a company comprised of female artists of color, ADT promotes social justice through staging and creating original work inspired by lives of women around the world. Artistic Director and Founder Ananya Chatterjea combines her training in the folk and classical tradition of Indian dance with ideas of social activism and feminism to create an engaging aesthetic in her choreography that promotes justice, beauty, and awareness. The Ananya Dance Theatre has been the recipient of grants through organizations like the Minnesota State Arts Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Bush Foundation, and has performed both locally in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, as well as throughout the United States.


6 boxes (6 linear feet)


Collection contains press clippings, publications, and administrative records related to the the intellectual and creative work of the Ananya Dance Theatre.


The collection is organized into six series:

  1. Administrative
  2. Development
  3. Press Clippings by Subject
  4. General Press Clippings
  5. Programs and Publications
  6. Oversized Press Clippings and Posters

Physical Location

High Bay


The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by the Ananya Dance Theatre in 2015.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Carley Ruemmele in June of 2015, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.

Ananya Dance Theatre records
Kathryn Hujda
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