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Ananya Dance Theatre, Dastak: I Wish You Me

Schaeffer Theater
305 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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In partnership with the Bates Dance Festival, the Department of Theater and Dance is pleased to welcome Ananya Dance Theatre this fall for their performance of Dastak: I Wish You Me.

Dastak is a meditation on borders, loss, belonging, home, and liberation. Structured through four elemental journeys, Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, the work traces the knockings (dastak, in Farsi) of global injustices on our hearts, and echoes the subtitle created by writer Sharon Bridgforth – I Wish You Me – indicating the cross-generational love that has carried communities through difficult migrations. Dastak invites viewers to imagine what freedom is possible as it expands the realms of intention and trans-dimensional connection through spells that invoke rest, forgiveness, love, and freedom.


To make this summer accessible to all, you can choose your ticket price – $25 or $5. If you are able, please consider a full price $25 ticket. If that’s not an option for you, please purchase a $5 ticket. We know that these are challenging times, and art is meant to be accessible to all audiences.

Admission is free for Bates students with a valid Bates ID. Tickets will be required.

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