A captivating evening solo Kathak and Contemporary dance by British Indian artist, Jaivant Patel.
A fresh perspective on South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives, faith and spirituality; YAATRA celebrates two cultures and the intersectionality of living in one, which paying tribute to traditions, heritage and often untold stories of another.
Commissioned by Arts Council England, Shout Festival, Black Country Touring, Arena Theatre, GemArts, Creative Black Country, Midlands Arts Centre, and Dance4.
“As a dance artist, LGBTQ+ and South Asian homosexual, Patel is refreshingly unique. The inconceivable relationship between religion and homosexuality in Patel’s YAATRA is a first for dance within our global culture. Instead of a cryptic condemnation of the past, Patel critiques tradition through reinvention.” – Katie Hagan, Dance Art Journal.