Sutradhar Institute of 
Dance & Related Arts 
Pandemic Hues: Poetry, Paint and Dance

We are announcing a project partnered with the ROW Foundation (Rivers of the World) - Pandemic Hues: Poetry, Paint and Dance to highlight perspectives of hope for our world today.  Sutradhar is asking for all dancers - regardless of age - to bring an original visual art work, essay or haiku, and dance to the topic of living through a pandemic and your own thoughts and reflections on the goddess Bhudevi, Ganga and the living river systems of our area, such as Sligo Creek, Potomac and the Anacostia watershed.

The question to ask: “What have I learned? Lost? Gained through this time.  

The work will be 3-5 minutes, including the poem, and filmed and/or live streamed.  The deadline for finished choreography, art work and poem is June 27, 2021.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating.


~Materials: Watercolor, acrylic, oil, markers, pen, charcoal  or pastels
~Poem: 4 lines or longer
~Dance: Drawn from one of the classical Indian dance styles, but by no means limited by the tradition. To match your poem - word spoken, and movement.

If you wish to solely focus on visual art aspect, you are still welcome to submit your painting.

Deadline for submission: June 27th 2020.  
Email Questions and/or finished art to:
Contact: Anila Kumari, Associate Director