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]
Deeply excited to curate this Series in collaboration with Dance Place.
Rooting the Dance Hip-Hop Series brings together a diverse and multi-talented group of women artists who embody Hip-Hop in the DMV. Pulling from their cultural roots and stories of transformation within Hip-Hop culture, these artists share Hip-Hop dance as a form of community connection, soul connection, and joy.
Rooting the Dance resumes at Dance Place!
October schedule is out!
10/18: Special Guest- DMV Kiki Nights
This Series is open to all levels and experiences. Register HERE!
Chitra is thrilled to participate in the 2023 PearlDiving Residency based in her hometown, Pittsburgh, where she will explore and create new work to be shared in November! More details coming soon!
Looking for a unique and FUN opportunity to engage your children in social justice and history learning? Come visit The Great Persons Series Community Experience Days hosted by The Nicholson Project and myself!
Every Saturday in October, this FREE children’s program offers hands-on, multidimensional exhibits focused on the legacy and life of a “Great Person” from our past. As a self-guided experience, children can learn about the “Great” by engaging in interactive activities that bring their story to life.
Saturday, October 7: Zitkala-Sa
Saturday, October 14: Harry Belafonte
Saturday, October 21: Mary McLeod Bethune
Saturday, October 28: George Washington Carver
12-4pm Every Saturday at The Nicholson Project! Drop-in anytime!
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.
Explore bringing TEMPLE to your city or community. Send me a note to chat more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEMPLE Electronic Press Kit
Watch this space!
To explore bookings for workshops, classes, performances, intensives, and other opportunities or collaborations, please send a message here or email email@example.com.
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