Wild Card — Seeta Patel: Something Then, Something Now

25 & 26 Sep 2014

Archived Show
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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Due to popular demand more tickets have been made available for this performance.

Wild Card returns with more specially curated evenings from a new generation of dance makers, bringing fresh perspectives to the stage. For each Wild Card, an up-and-coming artist is given the opportunity to present work that excites them alongside their own.

UK born and raised dance artist Seeta Patel has been championing the Indian classical dance style of Bharatanatyam for many years. She has done so alongside forging a distinctive career in contemporary dance, performing with companies including DV8 Physical Theatre, and presenting work at Southbank Centre. Under the guidance of her teacher, the remarkable dancer Mavin Khoo, she has become a growing voice for the form.

Something Then, Something Now is an intimate evening of dance and music from South India, featuring an orchestra of Carnatic musicians. After a solo work by Patel, she offers a rare opportunity to see seasoned dancer and musician Pushkala Gopal in an up-close presentation of song and abhinaya (the expressional aspect of Bharatanatyam). This evening is a chance to witness the inherent evolution of this most expressive dance form and see it grow into the future.

"It's not often you see a dancer who can bewitch an audience with only her hands, but Patel can"
Supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and The Garrick Charitable Trust



Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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