Building on our work in the US and India, we are planning this year to push further into North America, South America, Europe, and other areas in South Asia. I am hoping to raise a minimum of $3000 through this first campaign - $3000 in 3 weeks - just in time to take it off your 2012 taxes!
Help bring our boundary-breaking performances to an ever-widening audience.
If you’re broke right now, fear not! This is only Phase One! Our work is ongoing, and several layers of projects are in production already. AND THERE ARE OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP.
The past year has been incredibly productive for ANIKAI Dance Theater, due in great part to the inspiration of completing our 2011 India Tour, and to a wealth of recognition and support.
It’s time to take our work to the next level.
In the coming year we have the following projects:
India Tour 2013 – The Knocking Within and He Who Burns including:
Bharat Rang Mahotsav Theatre Festival in Delhi, Jan 17
International Theatre Festival of Kerala, Jan 21
- Latvia, February 2013 – the first phase of a new collaboration with Gertrudes ielas teatris, a contemporary theater company in Riga.
- Montreal Fringe Festival 2013 – The Knocking Within
Upcoming US performances:
- Harvard University, April 11-13 - He Who Burns sponsored by the Harvard College Pakistani Students Association, the Harvard Pakistani Students Group, with support from the Office for the Arts
- Green Space, Queens, NY, May 18, 2013 – the premiere of the evening-length incarnation of Lilith as part of the Taking Root series
- Watertown Center for the Arts Blackbox Theater Sept 4-15, 2013 – a two-week run of The Knocking Within
US Residencies 2013:
- Brown University
- Gallaudet University
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf
In The Pipeline:
- An additional residency/performances of He Who Burns pending at Lousiana State University
- We are also actively planning with presenters for performances and residencies in Brazil, Pakistan and Bangladesh in 2013-2014.
- I am about to embark on a multi-year collaboration with the theater and dance departments at Gallaudet University, National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Brown University to create a new approach to visual theater, incorporating elements of Deaf performance and traditions from around the world. We’re starting in the US but hope to take this work, and students from these institutions, abroad with us within the next few years.
- Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation
- Choreography Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
- Creative Artist Fellowship from the American Institute for Indian Studies - to support the creation of a new work on the legendary Rani of Jhansi, in collaboration with composers Fred Ho and Marie Incontrera.
Commission from the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology for the creation of the first ten-minutes of a new solo work with kinetic sculpture and projection, Lilith.
In order to continue to expand this work and take it to new audiences around the world, we need your support.
Ways you can support our work:
Give to the indiegogo campaign!
If you're not comfortable with online giving, send a check to:
ANIKAI Dance/Akhra, Inc.
67 Dane St.
Somerville, MA 02143
You can also sign up on clickandpledge for a recurring donation for as little as $1 every two weeks. Every little bit counts! Of course, you're also welcome to donate more...
Tell your friends!! The most important way you can support our work is by coming out to our performances and bringing your friends. So, watch for updates about upcoming performances in your area. We hope to see you soon!