Discover the joyous sounds and movements of Bollywood and Bhangra with energetic jazz, hip hop, modern and traditional Indian dances with Blue13 Dance Company.
Blue13 Dance Company is a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble. For over 15 years, the ensemble has performed on stages around the world, appeared in films, television programs and commercials. Artistic Director Achinta McDaniel’s work is rooted in storytelling and influenced greatly by the rich and varied dances of the Indian subcontinent. Blue13’s mission is to connect diverse communities through cross-genre and multicultural dance performances, dance education and outreach that inspire global unity and togetherness.
The company’s trademark Bollywood Bhangra Beats & Burn Bollywood Burn combine the classical, folk and pop cultural styles of Indian dance. Participants learn the fundamentals of classical Indian kathak and bharatnatyam, including basic footwork and hand gestures and posture, along with an engaging and exciting immersion in bhangra and Bollywood basic dance and choreography. Achinta has led multiple Ford Theatres JAM Sessions on site and in Los Angeles communities since 2008.