Applications for Oxygen '23-'24 Open

Pagrav Dance Company is delighted to be running its top flight artists’ development programme – for emerging dancers working with South Asian dance at the core of their practice – for the second year running.

Oxygen 2023-24 will support five emerging dance artists with mentoring, coaching, shadowing, funding, workshops, and training intensives led by top teachers including the company Artistic Director and renowned artist Urja Desai Thakore.

Oxygen will build on the existing work that Pagrav Dance Company already provides to individual artists and creatives. For the last six years The company has informally supported South Asian creatives with discrete, sensitive and confidential support through ongoing mentoring and coaching. Oxygen enables PDC to both codify and structure this area of our work, as well as expand the offer to more South Asian creatives.

Through this programme, Pagrav Dance Company will support and enable a new generation of South Asian dancers to be aware of, explore, understand and improve their own practice. Our goal is for Oxygen to inspire the 2023-24 cohort to expand their portfolio as performers, teachers and more importantly makers.

The programme is open for applications until July 18 2023.
A picture of a notebook on a studio floor with Oxygen notes. There are blankets in the background.