Eastern Eye | Vidya Patel: Dance with deep meaning and a message about migration

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Vidya Patel. Photo: Justin Jones

Read Eastern Eye’s interview with Vidya Patel on Pravaas, published on 5 May 2023. The dance maestro discusses Akademi’s Pravaas, the outdoor performance, which premieres at Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 13 and 14 May 2023.

Leading British Asian dance organisation Akademi continues a long tradition of boundary-breaking work with their latest production Pravaas.

The outdoor performance premieres at Norfolk and Norwich Festival next Saturday (13) and Sunday (14), before going on a UK tour. It looks at climate migration across India and Bangladesh, through Kathak,  Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music, and an eye-catching bamboo structure set designed by Martin Lines…

Read the full interview on Eastern Eye

“A key message of this show is humanising the experiences that can seem so far away from us. There are themes of loss, community and human resilience we hope to convey through this work.”

Vidya Patel

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