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NOVEMBER 2018: ASSOCIATE ARTIST, MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE

Javiant Patel was announced as the new Associate Artist of Midlands Arts Centre in November 2018 alongside Johnny Autin.

Photo caption: (l to r) Jaivant Patel of Jaivant Patel Dance, Debbie Kermode, Chief Exec and Artistic Director of Midlands Arts Centre, Johnny Autin of Autin Dance Theatre. Image courtesy of Deniz Soezen.

Photo caption: (l to r) Jaivant Patel of Jaivant Patel Dance, Debbie Kermode, Chief Exec and Artistic Director of Midlands Arts Centre, Johnny Autin of Autin Dance Theatre. Image courtesy of Deniz Soezen.

Chief Executive and Artistic Director of MAC, Deborah Kermode says: “We’re proud to further MAC’s longstanding legacy of supporting artists to excel and find their own unique voice. We’re delighted to build on our relationships with Johnny Autin and Jaivant Patel - we hope that this association will support them as they continue to evolve in their professional journeys and produce topical, outstanding work.”

Recently voted the Most Visited Free Attraction in the West Midlands, MAC presents an extensive range of dance, theatre, literature, music, comedy, film, visual arts and digital arts created by regional, national and international artists. Its central mission is to make the arts an important part of people’s lives.

Midlands Arts Centre has been working closely with Johnny and Jaivant during the lead-up to this new partnership.

Please click on link below for full announcement: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/news/2018/11/2/midlands-arts-centre-mac-announces-new-associate-artists?fbclid=IwAR2WDGdsGpV-_vvWhy_rRXfk0g8cr8LT86a9halMlPf51Zc5JSdRcKcJ5yk

OCTOBER 2017: ASSOCIATE ARTIST, ARENA THEATRE

Photo caption: (l to r) Jaivant Patel of Jaivant Patel Dance, Neil Reading, Venue Manager of Arena Theatre. Image courtesy of Crimson Rain..

Photo caption: (l to r) Jaivant Patel of Jaivant Patel Dance, Neil Reading, Venue Manager of Arena Theatre. Image courtesy of Crimson Rain..

Jaivant Patel was announced as the first Associate Artist of Arena Theatre in October 2017. Jaivant has been a cultural producer for sell-out shows at the venue since 2015, in turn diversifying the theatre’s audience and providing a platform to welcome patrons who had not attended shows previously.

His annual celebrations for the Indian festivals of Diwali and Holi, in particular, have become a firm favourite with local communities in The Black Country.  As part of ArtFest 2017 & 2018, Jaivant also produced the highly successful Samarpan event, an evening that celebrated Indian classical dance in the UK.

Neil Reading, Arena Theatre Manager, said: "We have been working with Jaivant for the past four years and felt it was time to recognise his commitment and support of the venue. Alongside the theatre patrons we felt it appropriate to give Jaivant the title of Associate Artist to recognise our commitment to Jaivant Patel Dance and to support South Asian Dance as part of our programming policy at the Arena Theatre."

Jaivant Patel has worked with and programmed many reputable and emerging artists and groups both nationally and internationally for these shows including: Bollywood Dreams Dance, Rishii Chowdhury, Gabhru Panjab De, Nahid Siddiqui & Company, Vidya Patel, Swati Dance Company, Peter Chand, Pagrav Dance Company, Enter Edem, Nachda Sansaar, Chitraleka Dance Company, Nupur Arts Academy, Sujata Bannerjee Dance Company, Adaa, Giddha Sansaar, Desi Nach, Oddisi Movement Collective, Nrtiyasha, Yuva Gati, Shyam Dattani, Sonia Sabri Company, Aaja Nachle Let's Dance, Vinod Nair to name a few.

Please click on link below for full announcement: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/latest-news/2017/october-2017/theatre-announces-new-associate-artist.php