JAIVANT PATEL DANCE | YAATRA
ABOUT THE SHOW: YAATRA is a captivating blend of solo Kathak and contemporary dance by British Indian artist Jaivant Patel. A fresh perspective on South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives, faith and spirituality; YAATRA celebrates two cultures and the intersectionality of living in one, while paying tribute to the traditions, heritage and often untold stories of another. Join Javant after the performance for a post-show discussion exploring his practice and South Asian LGBTQ+ representation. ‘A careful layering of traditional Hindu narratives with contemporary dance, poetry and song, YAATRA is a joyous bill which reminds us there is beauty in the fluidity of our identities and strength in our nonconformance to the stereotypes society wishes to impress upon us’ DANCE ART JOURNAL
SHOUT SAYS: We’ve been watching Jaivant’s work grow and develop over the last few years and we are so pleased to be presenting this fantastic piece of dance performance. Developed in the Midlands by a brilliant Midland artist, YAATRA queers culture and tradition in a subtle, measured way.