three dancers with bamboo ploes and nets



About the work

Pravaas trailer. Video: Justin Jones

A unique show using dance work around the theme of human movement triggered by climate change.

Pravaas is a promenade performance inspired by the climate migration of people from the Sundarbans across India and Bangladesh.

Themes of loss and hope, community and people, landscapes and shelter, refugees and livelihoods explored through the beauty and poignancy of South Asian dance forms and classical Carnatic vocals.  Choreography by Vidya Patel, Artistic Direction by Suba Subramaniam, featuring dance artists Aishani Ghosh, Mithun Gill, Shree Savani and vocal artist Swati Seshadri.

Sundarbans is the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest supporting approximately 4.37 million people. Due to climate change and rising sea levels, islands and homes are disappearing and the local’s way of life and making a living is under serious threat.

Pravaas is presented by Akademi, has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Brighton Festival.

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2023 Tour Dates

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

12 and 13 May 2023
Norwich City Centre
Free event
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Brighton Festival

27 and 28 May 2023
New Road
Free but ticketed event
Performances on Sun 28 May will be Audio Described and including a Touch Tour
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Camden South Asian Heritage Month 

29 July 2023
12 noon and 3pm
Drummond Street
Free, Audio described
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Stockton International Riverside Festival

3 Aug 2023
5pm and 7:30pm
Town Hall & Fountain area
Free, Audio described
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Inside Out Dorset

23 and 24 Sep 2023
12 noon and 3pm
Bere Regis
Free, Audio described
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Creative Team

Artistic DirectorSubathra Subramaniam
ChoreographerVidya Patel
Singer & Singing compositionSwati Seshadri
Cello and Dilruba artistSarah Moody
Music/sound ArtistsMatt Olden and Kathy Hinde
DesignerMartin Lines
Creative ConsultantClaire Raftery
Audio DescriptionMaryam Shakiba
CostumeRahemur Rehman
ProducerLia Prentaki
Production ManagerChris Burr
Sound TechnicianEzra Gray

Performance Credits

Mithun Gill
Aishani Ghosh
Shree Savani

PR and Media Credits

PR consultantBinita Walia, The Space inBetween
ImagesJustin Jones
Art workBrian Hartley

Supported by

Supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Brighton Festival.

Supported by 101 Creation Space and through public funding by Arts Council England. With thanks to Inside Out Dorset. The R&D for Pravaas was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund and Ranan (India)

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