Mission Statement

Blue13’s mission is to drive a substantive shift in the perception and practice of American dance through performance, outreach, and education. The company seeks to augment the visibility and status of the multi-faceted Indian diaspora in the western dance world, compelling recognition of our multiplicity, our artistic excellence, and our value to the arts as a whole. Blue13 continues to honor, and depart from, the folk, pop-cultural, and classical dance forms of India, and to challenge inherited notions of contemporary dance, concert dance, and dance education. As such, Blue13 seeks to create lasting societal contributions, to dispel stereotypes and monolith mythology, and to connect diverse constituents through inclusive, cross-genre live performances, dance classes, and community activities that encourage and value curiosity, inclusion, respect, and belonging.