Staycation / Vacation

First presented at Rich Mix, Friday 15 July 2016. 

An evening in with a three course performance of South Asian Contemporary dance.

“These are the kinds of projects that can change a life, and as such are vital to the development of the arts … as refreshing as a choreographic…vacation.”

Nicholas Minns

Reviewer, Pulse / Writing About Dance

A showcase of innovative choreography and new dance, featuring solo works by Kesha Raithatha and Archana Ballal and a duet performed by Jaina Modasia and Vidya Patel.

Ashtapadi – Lalita Lavang and TRACES

Kesha Raithatha

TRACES journeys through Kesha’s impressions of living, travelling and journaling throughout the Indian sub-continent. Ashtapadi – Lalita Lavang (chorepgraphed by Smt. Nirupama Rajendra) depicts the divine love of Krishna and Radha, and the role of the Sakhi as the direct mediator between the two.

Small as a World and as Large as Alone

Archana Ballal

A glance into the world of a woman living with anxiety and agoraphobia, as she plans a holiday. We follow her as she prepares to leave the house; experiencing the fear, anxiety, frustration, sadness and elation as she takes a step on this momentous journey.

Two by Two

Jaina Modasia and Vidya Patel, choreographed by Hari Krishnan.

A reflection on the way two British born dancers have embraced the classical Indian dance form whilst still being very much British in their everyday lives.

Creative Team

Artist Development & Productions: Nina Head
Production and Stage Manager: Beth Hoare-Barnes


Images: Simon Richardson