First Light, choreographed by Seeta Patel, is a contemporary performance combining the aesthetics of western contemporary dance and Bharatanatyam to create a narrative that nimbly jumps from fear of the unknown to discovery and enlightenment.

Originally commissioned as site specific performance held under the Hungerford Bridge, this work was revisited and transposed into the proscenium in 2014. The original production was developed in respose to an interactive ’20th Century Light & Space Modulator’ developed by Jason Bruge Studios, commissioned by Havells-Sylvania. 

Taking inspiration from the age old concepts of good overcoming evil, light overcoming darkness, and the divine female energy of the Hindu goddess, Durga, in her nine incarnations, this work evolves through a myriad of different colours culminating in an interplay between dance, music, light and space.

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First Light is available for programming, for further information email nina@akademi.co.uk