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Mainstream, VOL LVIII No 35, New Delhi, August 15, 2020

Video: Out of the Shadows, A Colored Solidarity | Anjal Chande & Nico Slate at Smithsonian’s CrossLines

Friday 14 August 2020

"Out of the Shadows, A Colored Solidarity" is a dance work on transnational solidarity across global social movements.

Anjal Chande & Nico Slate at Smithsonian's CrossLines from Soham Dance Space on Vimeo.

Commissioned by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Presented at CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality
May 28 & 29, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, D.C.

Dance artist Anjal Chande debuts new work at CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality, a creative convening of art installations, performances and dialogues presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center at the historic Arts and Industries Building. Informed by the comprehensive research of historian Nico Slate, Chande creates a contemporary bharatanatyam dance about the unsung activists who forged a remarkable, transnational unity between oppressed communities of color. The work highlights feminist figure Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, whose activism exemplifies the cross-pollination between India’s independence movement and America’s civil rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s.

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