An opportunity for emerging young South Asian dance artists in the UK to showcase their talent
Akademi will present NAVADAL 2019, the National South Asian Youth Dance Competition in partnership with Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Yuva Gati as part of One Dance UK’s U.Dance Fringe at Southbank Centre, London.
Meaning ‘new shoots’ in Hindi, NAVADAL is Akademi’s biennial National South Asian Youth Dance Competition, NAVADAL is a celebration of up and coming young classical South Asian dance artists within the UK.
NAVADAL gives young dancers an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a panel of acclaimed judges and an audience.
The winners of the competition will have the chance to perform at the NAVADAL Rising Stars in the Purcell Room on the same day from 5.30-6.30 pm. They will be joined by a line up of rising stars of South Asian dance in the UK specially curated by YUVA 2016 winner and BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist, Vidya Patel.
An exhilerating evening curated by Vidya Patel, presenting an exciting line-up of rising stars from her peer group along with the winners of NAVADAL 2019.
As a culmination of NAVADAL 2019, Akademi’s National South Asian Youth Dance Competition, we are presenting the rising stars of South Asian dance in the UK at a specially curated evening in Purcell Room. This exciting line-up, put together by YUVA 2016 winner and BBC Young Dancer 2015 finalist Vidya Patel, will showcase the NAVADAL competition winners along with four exceptionally talented dancers from her peer group.