Artist Biography

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Mita Ghosal’s choreographic work is a cross-disciplinary study of contemporary movement and how it intersects with spoken language to tell a story.

 

As a dance theatre artist of Indian-American decent, early on she discovered that the types of roles she was being asked to play were flat and stereotypically “Indian”. If she wanted to perform and be seen as a whole human being: specific, unique and universal, it was up to her to create the work itself.

Her choreography and performance work explores issues in a wide array of subjects including Indian-American Female Identity, grief and loss and our current health care crisis. 

Currently she is developing a new evening length work entitled Lost on a Loom set to premiere at KST's Alloy Studios in December 2022. Lost on a Loom explores Lost South Asian Histories through the lens of Indian Textiles and Fabrics.

 Her work has been presented by many professional venues in New York City including The Asian American Writer’s Workshop, Mulberry Street Theatre, New York Film Institute, the Joseph Papp Public Theatre and the New York International Fringe Festival. In Los Angeles her work has been presented through REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Highways Performance Space, Crazy Space, the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Barnsdall Arts Park, Studio A Dance and the David Henry Hwang Theatre.

Since moving back to her hometown of Pittsburgh, she has presented her original style of choreography at the Wood Street Galleries, the NewMoves Contemporary Dance Festival and Raw Artists Pittsburgh, among others.

Her collaborative dance/storytelling/photography film with Photo Artist Sue Abramson Of Lungs and Leaves won for best director in the 2021 Pittsburgh Virtual Fringe Festival. Her digital work Selected Fabrics won for Best Local Show and Best Movement Artist int he 2022 Pittsburgh Virtual Fringe Festival.

Mita holds a BA in Theatre Arts with an Interdisciplinary Focus in Dance through the Pennsylvania State University, an MFA in Dance/Choreography from UCLA, and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York.