It has been an honour for Pagrav Dance Company to be announced as one of the recipients of Stomping Ground, the commissioning group comprised of The Place, FESTIVAL.ORG, DanceXchange and Tramway. The grant has been awarded to Deva, a collaboration between Urja Desai Thakore, Pagrav’s artistic director and artist Hetain Patel. Urja Desai Thakore and Hetain Patel’s Deva seeks to question and challenge subconscious biases towards brown skin, whilst exploring a playful and engaging way to invite unsuspecting public to reconsider their biases when witnessing a South Asian performer. Two dancers moving to classical music, and wearing classical Indian garments will envelop the urban, outdoor location as the piece unfolds.
We are as always eagerly waiting for another masterpiece from our role model, Urja Desai Thakore and her accomplice in this collaboration, Hetain Patel. Continue following us for more exciting news on Deva!!