Master Class - Contemporary Indian Dance // Evanston, IL
April 26th, 2017, 3:30 PM
Wirtz Center, 10 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Anjal teaches! Anjal leads a Master Class at Northwestern University, in conjunction with a course called Global Contemporary Dance, sponsored by the Dance Program and Mellon Dance Studies. The contemporary Indian dance class is open to all Northwestern students. Wednesday, April 26, 3:30-4:50PM in the Wirtz Center.
Synapse Arts - New Works // Chicago, IL
April 27th & 28th, 2017, 7:30 PM
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater,
3035 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Anjal performs! As a guest artist, Anjal will present an excerpt of new work, This Is How I Feel Today, alongside Rachel Damon, Chrissy Martin, and Michelle Modrzejewski. Tickets are $10-15.
Out of the Shadows, A Colored Solidarity // Carnegie Mellon University // Pittsburgh, PA
May 3rd, 2017, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Free and open to the public
McConomy Auditorium, 5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Anjal performs! Anjal will present her original work, Out of the Shadows, A Colored Solidarity, accompanied by remarks by Carnegie Mellon Associate Professor of History Nico Slate, whose extensive research informed the piece. Out of the Shadows tells the story of intersecting social movements in India and the United States through the lens of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay’s activism.
Mt. Baker Residency // Mt. Baker, WA
April 6th - 9th, 2017
Anjal retreats! Anjal Chande takes the lead composer's role in the development of the music for This Is How I Feel Today. Bringing numerous melodic ideas to a beautiful recording studio in the foothills of Mt. Baker, in upstate Washington, Anjal spent the weekend in collaboration with guitarist Jesse Hunter and percussionist Karl Olson to sketch the sound score for the new production.
Ragdale Residency // Lake Forest, IL
February 27th - March 17th, 2017
Anjal retreats! Anjal was selected as one of thirteen artists in residence at Ragdale’s February to March session. Located 30 miles north of Chicago, Ragdale is a nonprofit artists’ community that provides support, time, and space to high-caliber creative professionals across disciplines. It is rated one of the top ten artists' residencies in the world. During the residency, Anjal will explore creative routine, develop a new production called This Is How I Feel Today, and dialogue with fellow artists.
Show & Tell // Berkeley, CA
December 3rd, 2016
Anjal took part in this home-grown performance salon featuring short performances by dancers, acrobats, musicians, and dramaturges. The evening was be a meaningful opportunity to see Anjal perform up close, discover new artists, and build community.
Meditation Demystified with Swamini Vimalananda // Hilton Resort // Marietta, GA
November 24th - 26th, 2016
Anjal performed selected works to inspire reflection at this Thanksgiving weekend meditation retreat organized by Chinmaya Mission Alpharetta. Led by Swamini Vimalananda and assisted by Swami Shivatmananda and Swamini Radhikananda, the weekend comprised of uplifting talks, introspection, meditation, and yoga.
Just Politics // Works in the Works // Berkeley, CA
November 13th, 2016
Anjal performed Just Politics at Works in the Works, an evening of original performance pieces and works-in-progress by San Francisco Bay Area performing artists. Just Politics articulates the confusion and fear of millions in the wake of the United States' 2016 presidential election and grapples with why and how to engage in dialogue within a polarized sociopolitical landscape. The piece's original score features the words of Chande and Masha Gessen, a Russian and American journalist, against a backdrop of Chande's signature tonal vocals. Click here for video.
This Is How I Feel Today // West Wave Dance Festival // San Francisco, CA
September 15th, 2016
Performing in San Francisco's West Wave Dance Festival for the first time, Anjal debuted This Is How I Feel Today, a contemporary bharatanatyam dance-theater piece that acknowledges, reflects on, and viscerally feels the nuances of each day. What does it mean to observe our own thoughts and emotions? What happens when we mask them or when we express them? When we embrace our feelings, can we be enlivened by them? In This Is How I Feel Today, Anjal explores these questions through a mosaic of introspective text, eclectic music, and expressive articulations of the body. Click here for photos and video.
Soham Dance Space Summer Camps // Chicago, IL
July 5th - 29th, 2016
During July 2016, Anjal taught two dance camps at Soham Dance Space. In Storytelling & Indian Dance Camp, Anjal instructed students in the art of storytelling and bharatanatyam dance, focusing on imagination, emotions, hand gestures, body language, music, and other media as the tools that bring a story alive. Next, the Advanced Dance Intensive was offered for advanced students of bharatanatyam who intend to perform frequently, give their debut arangetram, and achieve excellence in this demanding art form.
Out of the Shadows, A Colored Solidarity // CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality // Washington, D.C.
May 28th & 29th, 2016
Anjal debuted her new work, Out of the Shadows, A Colored Solidarity, at CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality, presented by the Smithsonian Asian American Center at the Arts & Industries Building in Washington, D.C. The piece, informed by the work of Professor Nico Slate of Carnegie Mellon University, tells the story of intersecting social movements in India and the United States through the lens of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay's activism. Click here for photos, video, and booking.