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Introducing the next generation of choreographers Vidya Patel

A black and white photo of a young female dancer knelt

Inspired by the storytelling in Indian classical dance, this piece by Vidya Patel is a love letter to her roots in kathak dance with a twist that embraces her own choreographic style.

A black and white photo of a young female dancer knelt
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A black and white photo of a young female dancer bending her back
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Set against the backdrop of the sounds of nature, this piece strips dance down to its bare bones to embrace the natural background and environment.

Developed following a series of creative conversations with Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, this film is part of our Young Associates programme, which supports talented 18- to 24-year-olds for two years, providing a crucial first step into their career as choreographers.

Made in collaboration with filmmaker Jacob Sutton


Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells
Director – Jacob Sutton
Choreographed & Performed by Vidya Patel
Produced by Art Partner
Special thanks to Kate Prince
Director of Photography – Oliver Dahmen
Editor – Tom Chick
Stylist – Karen Langley
All clothes by JW Anderson
Hairstylist – Alfie Sackett
Make Up Artist – Marie Bruce
Set Build – Oliver Briscoe-Stagg
Audio Description – Eleanor Margolies
Music composed by Shammi Pithia
Kathak Compositions created & spoken by Sujata Banerjee
Tabla by Amritpal Singh
Special thanks to Barry Fenby & Martin Cronin, Kim & Jake Sutton, Vanita & Yashwant Patel.
This film was made possible with the support of Barclays

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