Blue13 Dance Company
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Blue13 Dance Company

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Performing Art – Los Angeles - Downtown, CA

Blue13\'s mission is to advance experimental and non-traditional contemporary dance, while preserving and cultivating the cultural and classical forms of India. Passionately translating dance into enduring societal contributions, Blue13 dispels cultural stereotypes and connects diverse communities through cross-genre and multicultural classes, workshops, and live performances that inspire global unity and togetherness. Since 1999, Blue13 has performed to sold out audiences all over the United States and abroad in its signature contemporary styles influenced by Indian dance including Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood, and Bhangra. The ensemble is renowned for staging critically acclaimed dance productions like the currently touring \"Fire & Powder,\" inspired by Romeo and Juliet, and educational piece \"Ghungroos and Whistles,\" the Alice in Wonderland inspired \"Paheliyan,\" and the internationally toured, \"Fez-Queen of Cities.\" Blue13 teaches and holds public interactive dance events for all communities, and provides outreach and education to all. Director, Achinta S. McDaniel choreographs Bollywood, Bhangra, classical Indian, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop styles for the commercial, film and television industries. She and her dancers have been featured nationally on FOX, MTV, NBC, and have worked with: Timbaland, Sunny Leone, Anupam Kher, Chris Kattan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Boman Irani, Nandana Sen, Manasi Scott, and many more. Blue13 continues to expand and explore new repertoire encompassing contemporary dance with an Eastern sensibility, as well as to collaborate and create with multi-genre, multi-ethnic performing artists all over the world, and to present work to more diverse and new audiences. Blue13 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. ...more