Pagrav Dance Company
Pagrav Dance Company
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Pagrav Dance Company promotes kathak, invigorating the form with modern context and renewed presentation, while encouraging new thinking and understanding of the discipline. The company creates and tours thought-provoking productions and is committed to nurturing the next generation of dance artists through its comprehensive training and education streams.

Urja Desai Thakore

Reviews


  • ‘..Some magical Kathak elegance was conjured out of the smoke and mirror that set the stage for HATS, an epic solo by Urja Desai Thakore. ... I would have swapped it readily for just one more moment of magic from Urja Desai Thakore’

    (Graham Watts, The Place’s Resoultion! 2010)

  • ‘Five dancers emerged or were sucked again into this mass or black hole to a throbbing, powerful score…as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...’

    (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)

  • ‘Thakore in particular captivated me with a magnetic solo stretching invisible intolerance to a breaking point between her hands.’

    (The Wonderful World of Dance)

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BBC Young Dancer

BBC Young Dancer returns to television in April. The Category Finalists in each of the Ballet, Contemporary, South Asian Dance and Street Dance sections have been announced. Indeed, those Category Finals have already been recorded at The Lowry, Salford and will be broadcast on BBC Four from 19 April. One of the UK's leading Kathak dancers, Urja Desai Thakore is one of the South Asian mentors.

‘"When I let go of myself, I become what I might be"- Lao Tzo. Deotx, a new work by Pagrav dance Company and Urja Desai Thakore. A contemporary work exploring the notion of excess and toxicity.

Catch these sweaty faces on Saturday 30th June at 5pm presenting a short selection of recently-choreographed pieces as part of this year's Art in the Park in the lovely Willen Park, Milton Keynes. (Please note: timings may change slightly so follow our social media channels to stay up to date.)

BBC Young Dancer - A beautiful shot of the South Asian Dance finalists, their dance partners and the mentors, Geetha Sridhar and Urja Desai Thakore backstage just before the results were announced. #bbcyoungdancer

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