NAVADAL 2017: Meet the dance groups

Jul 6, 2017

We are very pleased to introduce the following four dance groups selected for our company category.

Performing in NAVADAL 2017 at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Saturday 15 July, these four dance groups will be performing alongside age 11 – 16 soloists and age 17-25 soloists.

NAVADAL is an opportunity to see exciting new work from the rising stars of South Asian dance, book your ticket for the performance at U.Dance here.

Jhankaar of Sujata Banerjee Dance Academy
Performing Basant, choreographed by their teacher Sujata Banerjee.

Performed by Sanjali Ranatunga, Jaanvi Sharma, Reenul Singh, Tanaya Singh, Ria Patel, Amira Ghourbandi, Damica Lad, Karishma Sharma and Suhani Makarand Potdar.

Jhankaar is the youth group of Sujata Banerjee Dance Academy, a well reputed Kathak school. Basant was a piece created for a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. It was created during the spring in celebration of the season.

Omkaar of Sujata Banerjee Dance Academy
Performing Ganga, choreographed by their teacher Sujata Banerjee.

Performed by Jaina Modasia, Vidya Patel, Sonam Shah, Saloni Saraf, Tulani Kayani – Skeef and Isha Mehta.

Omkaar is the semi-professional group of Sujata Banerjee Dance Company. The group trains 2 times a week and are committed to make dance as career. Ganga illustrates the different ways and patterns the rivers make during its journey to form Ganga.

Drishti Dance
Performing Euphoria, choreographed by their teacher Anuradha Chaturvedi.

Performed by Gargi Bhide, Deeya Dasgupta, Matreiyee Bahulekar, Abha Sharma, Arya Verabatlu and Mruga Naniwadekar.

Established in 2008 Drishti Dance Company specialises in the classical dance form of Kathak. Euphoria is a contemporary spin to the traditional classical style Tarana, and explores the individual’s relation to space and time, and pure ecstasy of being.

Sanskriti
Performing a piece choreographed by their teacher Pushkala Gopal.

Many thanks to everyone who applied to NAVADAL 2017, we were astounded by the quantity and quality of the applications. A special note of appreciation must also go to the teachers, whose sterling work is evident and vital to the future of this brilliantly proactive sector.

NAVADAL is an opportunity to see the rising stars of South Asian dance, book your tickets here.

NAVADAL is run in partnership with One Dance UKISTD and Sampad Arts at U.Dance 2017.