Introducing the next generation of choreographers Vidya Patel
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.
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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