Project Emerge Choreographic Development Programme & Show 2021

June 28, 2021

Nupur Arts Youth Association (NAYA) presents six solo works of six emerging dancers from South Asian and Contemporary dance disciplines who I mentored this spring towards developing their unique choreographic voices and creative methods during the pandemic. The result was the creation of a solo dance work for each artist (and in one artist’s case, a dance film as well!) that premiered online on Monday July 28th at 7pm GMT.

The choreographic development programme was curated by Smita Vadnerkar (Artistic Director of NAYA) & myself. The chosen artists are Anekha Pillai, Anjana Bala, Bethany Mitchell, Shree Savani, Shreya Vadnerkar and Yanaëlle Thiran. The project was supported by Arts Council England and Curve Theatre, Leicester.

The premiere was followed by a live Q & A with Smita, myself and the six dance artists in conversation with Producer, Director and Writer Ian Abbott. Ian is the Artistic Director and CEO of The Geometrician and the Founder of the Hip Hop Dance Almanac.

The live discussion took place on 28 June at 8 pm via Zoom and was also be broadcast on the Nupur Arts Youth Association Facebook Page.

Event organised in digital partnership with Manch UK.

The show can be viewed HERE on YouTube until the end of July.

The Q&A can be viewed HERE on Facebook Live.