Artists are known for being creative, expressive people who care deeply about the world in which they live.
That trait tends to make them great artists; in some cases that also makes them great community leaders.
Tonight on All Things Considered we’re launching a new series called “Art Heroes,” in which we’re going to profile some of Minnesota’s great artists who have dedicated their work to making the world a better place.
First on the list? Ananya Chatterjea of Ananya Dance Theatre. Check out her story here.
Ananya Chatterjea, center, artistic director of Ananya Dance Theatre and University of Minnesota professor, dances during a preview performance of Moreechika: Season of Mirage on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at the Southern Theater. The piece is the third work in ADT’s four-part investigation into violence, trauma, resistance and empowerment experienced by communities of color.