Circomedia, Bristol
Portland Square, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8SJ

Seeta Patel – Visiting Artist Workshop

An introduction to Bharatanatyam with Seeta Patel

Unpacking the foundations of this Classical Indian dance form, this workshop with seminal, award-winning artist Seeta Patel introduces the form’s key elements.

Honouring Bharatanatyam’s rich heritage, this day long workshop for professional dance artists and dance students age 16+, focuses on the form’s fundamental storytelling principles and will include creative exercises and insight into Seeta’s process.

Please note we will be delving into how to engage with diasporic art forms in a contemporary context with sensitivity and respect

About Seeta Patel

Award-winning choreographer and dancer Seeta Patel has presented solo and ensemble works nationally and internationally at venues including Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House: ROH2 and Sadler’s Wells.

A Sadlers Wells Associate Artist, Seeta has worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals and toured with many companies including DV8 Physical Theatre, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company & Gandini Juggling.

Most recently, Seeta Patel’s critically acclaimed Bharatanatyam version of the iconic ballet, The Rite of Spring, toured the UK through 2019-2021, winning the 2020 Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Award in the Dance Category and being nominated for best stage production by the Asian Media Group in 2019. The work was developed with an extended cast and full orchestra for a performance run throughout 2023, seeing Seeta receive an Olivier Award nomination for ‘Best New Dance Production’ this year – the first south Asian woman and the first woman of colour ever nominated in this category in the award’s 48 year history.

A trailblazer and pathmaker in the constantly evolving world of South Asian dance in the international dance landscape, Seeta mentors and supports up-and-coming dancers through her company’s Talent Development Programme, helping young artists identify and address challenges in their growth and training, and equipping them with the best tools for their professional and creative development.

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