Press

(For press enquiries relating to the 2019 pilot tour of YAATRA, please contact PR specialist Kim Morgan: kim@kimmorgan-pr.com

Praise for R&D phase of YAATRA in 2017.

“As a dance artist, LGBTQ+ and south Asian homosexual, Patel is refreshingly unique. The inconceivable relationship between religion and homosexuality in Patel’s YAATRA is a first for dance within our global culture. Instead of a cryptic condemnation of the past, Patel critiques tradition through reinvention” - Katie Hagan

“YAATRA successfully breaks down these boundaries to create a safe space for an intimate exploration of these narratives” - Maya Pindar

“you danced beautifully, taking the audience on a journey from pure form to real life stories” - Rachel Rogers.

“Patel's personal journey to understanding his sexual and gender identity is evident throughout YAATRA with these moments of cultural divergency” - Maya Pindar

“As a dance artist, LGBTQ+ and south Asian homosexual, Patel is refreshingly unique. The inconceivable relationship between religion and homosexuality in Patel’s YAATRA is a first for dance within our global culture. Instead of a cryptic condemnation of the past, Patel critiques tradition through reinvention” - Katie Hagan

“I was completely hypnotised throughout” - Baljinder Kaur.

“YAATRA presents a man who is liberated and free to be himself” - Maya Pindar

“it was mesmerising and engaging” - Rosie Kay.

'Patel's performance is both vulnerable and resolute as he delves into his own narrative as an LGBTQ+ man of South Asian descent' - Maya Pindar

“his adornments were his dancing bells, his dance, his devotion” - Vrata Chigateri.

“it was so powerful to witness you establishing and amplifying your voice as a British Asian LGBT artist and person of faith” - Rachel Rogers.

“I felt invited to venture along a journey to self-discovery and embracing self-identity.” - Tamar Dixon.

“I experienced something I connected to on a personal level” - Dan Auluk.

“Your arts practice is beautiful, it is so inspiring” - Baljinder Kaur.

“reflected a personal narrative with a universal honesty” - Dan Auluk.