Chitra Subramanian is a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator residing in Washington, DC since 2002. She is a Pittsburgh native, originally from South India. She currently teaches, choreographs, and performs with an emerging collective of artists called chitra.MOVES. Her aesthetic draws from Hip Hop and Indian Classical foundations to tell stories, elevate artists, and meaningfully engage unseen and new audiences. For almost 20 years, Chitra has shared her love for dance through teaching, choreography, performance, and learning. [Read More]
chitra.MOVES presents: Building Community through the Club. This is a day-long series of free classes that honors and celebrates club culture in DC and beyond. Classes are led by incredible artists whose relationship with the club guides their work, artistry, and connection with themselves and others: dani tirrell, Ronya-Lee Anderson, and Yasseen Hassan. We are honored to have multidisciplinary performing artist, DJ Rita Burns, sharing the sounds throughout the day and for our Club Dance hour! FREE all day! 10:30am to 3pm
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TEMPLE explores themes of connection, belonging, anchoring, and the vibrant institutions that bring people together. Using the movement languages of Indian Classical Dance and Hip-Hop culture, TEMPLE explores the experiences and stories from a South Asian immigrant journey through the lens of the major institutions that were anchors in my life - ranging from my childhood Hindu Temple in Pittsburgh to the Temple(s) of the DC Club. TEMPLE also asks the question: What happens when institutions no longer play a vital role in our communities?
We presented this work to sold out audiences (and significant waiting lists), AND performed for a theater full of DC Public School students for a special matinee youth show. During this special week, we danced, had parties, built new relationships, and reconnected with so many.
I want to continue this conversation about the need for vibrant, healthy institutions that bring different people together to build powerful relationships, and create lifelong change within us.
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