Jaivant Patel Dance has been successful in receiving support from Arts Council England for the full production development of YAATRA with a small-scale pilot tour in 2019, alongside organisational development.
YAATRA is a bill of kathak and contemporary dance, championing the rich possibilities of work rooted in South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives.
This new phase of activity will continue Jaivant Patel Dance's working relationship with Spin Arts.
This award follows a period of research and development supported by Arts Council England in 2017.
Watch this space for further information and 2019 tour dates!
THE TEAM BEHIND YAATRA:
Consultant Producer: Sarah Shead at Spin Arts.
Choreographic Collaborator: Nahid Siddiqui (Awakening).
Composer: Hassan Mohyeddin.
Dramaturg: Miranda Laurence (Yaatra).
Poetry/Spoken Word Artist: Ali Harwood (Yaatra). Choreographic Mentors (Yaatra): Ben Wright, Shane Shambhu & Urja Thakore.
Lighting Design: Joanne E L Marshall.
Photography: Matthew Cawrey Photography.
Videography: Dan Tucker. Costume: Ryan Laight.
Here are the trailers with interview from the performative sharing of YAATRA, which took place at Arena Theatre on 29th November 2017. Awakening & Yaatra were two work-in-progress pieces from the entire bill of kathak and contemporary dance, entitled YAATRA. Following full production development, YAATRA will commence a pilot tour in 2019.
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Please see below gallery of promotional material for the Jaivant Patel Dance productions mentioned above.
Promotional material designed by Sam Fleming.