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Sketch Jaivant Patel in a spacing rehearsal of YAATRA.
VIBRANT | ENGAGING | STRIKING
YAATRA, a captivating evening of solo Kathak and Contemporary Dance by British Indian artist Jaivant Patel.
Rooted in his own experience of being a homosexual man of different cultural heritages, Jaivant offers a fresh perspective on South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives, faith and spirituality. The evening celebrates two cultures and the intersectionality of living in one, while paying tribute to traditions, heritage and often untold stories of another.
YAATRA is supported by Arts Council England with seed commissions from Midlands Arts Centre, Arena Theatre, Dance4, GemArts, Creative Black Country, Black Country Touring & SHOUT Festival.
Age guidance: recommended for ages 12+
Duration: 1.5 hours (20 minute interval)
Please Note: The performance will feature a free post-show discussion with Sean Richardson, editor of the book 'Unorthodox, LGBT Identity and Faith'.
Séan Richardson is an academic, curator and writer based in Nottingham whose research tackles the lasting resonances of queer history in contemporary society through literature and heritage. Séan is currently a Fellow of the Huntington Library, California and hosts the Modernist podcast.
Sketch Jaivant Patel rehearsing YAATRA from 3.30 – 4.30 pm. Tickets cost £1 and all proceeds will be donated to Déda’s charitable work. Limited spaces available and advanced booking required.