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Blue13 Overview

See glimpses of Blue13’s work, from pandemic shoots and virtual content for presenters to excerpts of live performances from recent projects.

1947(Excerpts)

Commissioned by the USC Kaufman School, McDaniel creates an evening length work entitled, “1947” opens with a colorful Bollywood style segment and morphs into an emotional exploration of migration, colonization, and lost homeland as experienced during the Pakistan-India partition of 1947. McDaniel will stage the piece on Blue13 in May 2023 at the Wallis Annenberg Center.
World Premiere: April 2022, USC Kaufman
Artistic Director, Choreographer: Achinta S. McDaniel. Assistant Choreographer: Jon Paul.
Lighting: Michael Korsch.
Costumes: Achinta S. McDaniel, Kate Poppen
15 Minutes

Dear Mr. Khan (Excerpts)

Excerpts from the World Premiere of Blue13’s “Terpsichore in Ghungroos, Chapter 1: Dear Mr. Khan.”
World Premiere: February 21, 2020 Presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center, Beverly Hills.
Available for Touring (Live music optional).
Artistic Director, Choreographer: Achinta S. McDaniel. Associate Director: Jon Paul.
Lighting: Eileen Cooley
Music: Paul Livingstone
15 Minutes

Firebrand Sway
(Short Film)

Award winning short dance film conceived and choreographed by Blue13’s Achinta S. McDaniel, in association with Director/DP Saam Gabbay, who also composed the score. Featured in the Pacific Northwest Ballet Film Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, and many more.
5 Minutes

Shaadi
(Immersive Work)

Promotional reel of critically acclaimed immersive dance theatre work, “Shaadi,”  Heritage Square Museum, September 2021. 
Artistic Director, Choreographer: Achinta S. McDaniel. Associate Director: Jon Paul.
Lighting: Brandon Baruch.
Video: Saamir Appali.
120 Minutes

1947
(Kamariya Excerpts)

Commissioned by the USC Kaufman School, McDaniel creates an evening length work entitled, “1947” which opens with a colorful Bollywood style segment. Excerpts herein show this opening. McDaniel stages the piece on Blue13 in May 2023 at the Wallis Annenberg Center.
Artistic Director, Choreographer: Achinta S. McDaniel. Assistant Choreographer: Jon Paul.
Lighting: Michael Korsch.
Costumes: Achinta S. McDaniel, Kate Poppen
15 Minutes