Pagrav Dance Company
Pagrav Dance Company
Pagrav Dance Company
Pagrav Dance Company


'... as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...' (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)

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“When I let go of myself, I become what I might be” - Lao Tzo

Inspired by this quote, Urja looks into physical, mental and spiritual cleansing. This ensemble work however goes deeper and beyond the more typical challenges and cycles of addiction and purification.

Originally commissioned by Akademi for CHOEROGATA 2013, an initiative to support the creation of new contemporary South Asian dance choreography.

Choreography: Urja Desai Thakore

Dance: Parbati Chaudhury (R&D) | Effie Mcguire-Ward (R&D) | Anna-Lise Marie Hearne (R&D) | Archana Ballal (R&D) | Anna Simpson | Ellen Yilma | Julie Ann Minaai | Jodie Honeybourne | Saaya Takaoka | Lauren Wilson | Katie Cambridge

Rehearsal director: Katie Cambridge

Music: Hiren Chate (R&D) | Jatanil Banerjee with thanks to Rahul Bhatt

Lighting design: Anthony Doran | Chloe Kenward

Costume design: Ali Zee | Christine Wolverson

Supporters: Pavilion Dance South West | Akademi | South East Dance | Watermans Arts Centre | Kala Sangam | Kadam | Gem Arts

Performances: CHOREOGATA 2013: Purcell Room, London (R&D) | Rich Mix, London | Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes | The Drum, Birmingham | Artsdepot, London | mac, Birmingham | Pegasus Theatre, Oxford | MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Image Credit: Simon Richardson

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