Achinta S. McDaniel has been brewing this idea for ages now: PLAY DATE, an initiative for Los Angeles dance companies and dance makers to come together and share. Imagine that! Teach each other, [...]
Touring and Teaching Dance Ensemble
Blue13 is a fiery confluence of the contemporary and classic, quintessentially American in its breadth and rebellion. For over 15 years, Blue13 has presented highly energetic and theatrical modern dance style that is inspired in part by the classical and cultural art forms of the Indian subcontinent. The ensemble has performed its wildly energetic contemporary Indian and Bollywood-inspired dance on stages around the world, from Paris and Morocco to New York, North Carolina, Canada, and beyond. Touring works include: Terpichore in Ghungroos, How to/not to be adequately Indian, Fire & Powder, Blue13’s homage to Romeo and Juliet, Shine the Light site-specific work for outdoor venues, and children’s and family show, Ghungroos and Whistles.
Blue13 brings a celebratory element to events and projects large and small, while tailoring it’s work to fit each client’s needs. Creative services include special events for corporate and private of all types, and choreography services and dancers for commercials, television, and feature films. Blue13 performs at Walt Disney World on both coasts of the U.S., including Bollywood Beats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and celebrating Diwali at Disney’s California Adventure for the Festival of Holidays. Director Achinta S. McDaniel choreographed and danced in DJ Snake feat. Lauv’s A Different Way, and in The Strokes’ Threat of Joy, and featured Blue13 in FOX’s New Girl, and Speechless, starring Minnie Driver. The company has worked with countless businesses from Disney and Google to Dreamworks, performed in commercials for Madden NFL, Heineken, and more, and has worked with celebrities including Sunny Leone, Timbaland, Todd Haynes, Anupam Kher, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Zooey Deschannel, and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Blue13 brings a glamorous Bollywood influence together with the grace of classical dance, then sharpens it with a modern edge. Beyond Bollywood, Blue13 creates work for corporate events, in multiple styles of dance.
Community and Education
All Communities. All Levels. All Genders. All Abilities. Beyond touring, Blue13 provides incredible and distinctive audience engagement and dance education opportunities, from exciting public Bollywood dance events to school residencies, classes, lectures, and workshops. To translate dance into lasting societal contributions is in Blue13’s very DNA, as is the desire to empower and unite people, and to spread joy and understanding through our work. Book masterclasses at your studio, university, civic institution or dance company by contacting us.