Mohana: Estuaries of Desire

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

"Ananya Dance Theatre and The O’Shaughnessy
“Mohona: Estuaries of Desire”

The O’Shaughnessy will present “Mohona: Estuaries of Desire” as part of Women of Substance at St. Catherine University, Sept. 20-21, 2013.

Created as a multi-disciplinary, total theater experience that invites audience participation, “Mohona” relates stories and layers images of women’s work and lives in relation to water to reflect and pose questions about access to this natural resource and the systemic violence against people that results when it is subject to private control.

Audience members will be invited to participate in the performance by contributing a wish, a memory, a thought, or a prayer to the metaphoric river, and to join the dancers in the final Procession movement – led by the four goddess lanterns – on stage and throughout the theater in a metaphoric call to action.

Choreographed by Minnesota’s Ananya Chatterjea with an original score by composer Greg Schutte, “Mohona” will feature collaborative elements by vocalists Ndosi and Pooja Goswami Pavan, lighting designer Mike Wangen, and costume and set designer Annie Katsura Rollins.

Schedule and Tickets

Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21. 8p.m. The run-time is approximately 90 minutes without intermission.

Tickets: $27, $22, and $17 for adults; $2 off for seniors and children, and alumni, faculty, and staff of St. Catherine University and University of Minnesota. $10 day of event rush for college and high school students.

Tickets will go on sale May 6, 2013. Call The O’Shaughnessy at 651.690.6700 or visit

The O’Shaughnessy is located on the campus of St. Catherine University at 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105

Photo Credits

The accompanying photos of ADT performers are credited to “V. Paul Virtucio.”


Ananya Dance Theatre

Venue Information

The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
United States
(651) 690-6700

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Kathleen Spehar