Founder’s Bio

Subashini Ganesan, Founder and Executive Director of New Expressive Works (N.E.W)

Subashini Ganesan’s premiere of the contemporary Indian dance performance “Al(l)one,” November 2013, Studio 2. Photo: Jingzi Zhao

Subashini Ganesan’s premiere of the contemporary Indian dance performance “Al(l)one,” November 2013, Studio 2. Photo: Jingzi Zhao

N.E.W. is a unique artistic endeavor founded in 2012 by Subashini Ganesan, a South Asian female immigrant to the USA, contemporary Bharatanatyam dancer, and Artistic Director of Natya Leela Academy. Ganesan has created a vibrant space that fosters cross-cultural dialogue and exchange. Today N.E.W. works to 1) make ALL cultural genres equally visible, 2) highlight the excellence of different artistic processes, and 3) maintain fully accessible practice and performances spaces.

N.E.W. provides a creative hub that embraces and highlights non-dominant artistic norms alongside more familiar Western artistic practices. N.E.W. is at the forefront of starting conversations around cultural and artistic stereotypes. Providing studio spaces that are affordably priced, N.E.W. is a venue where diverse artists gather, create, and benefit from one another’s expertise.

Subashini Ganesan is the Artistic Director of Natya Leela Academy where she choreographs contemporary works to express the universal emotional depths present in South Indian Classical Dance. Her works have been showcased at local and regional festivals including Ten Tiny Dances, Conduit’s Dance +, NW Folk Life Festival, and the Salem Library’s “World of Music.” She is a recipient of several grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and is also an Operations Committee member of RACC’s Right Brain Initiative. Learn more at http://www.natyaleela.com

Learn more about Subashini Ganesan’s artistic work here:- http://www.ya-or.org/blog/2015/06/featured-artist-subashini-ganesan

Learn more about Subashini Ganesan’s leadership work here – http://www.orartswatch.org/east-side-scramble-enter-the-n-e-w/.