Shoes (UK): 4-5 UK
Dress Size (UK): 8-10 UK
Very dextrous hands and fingers
2012 Shobana Jeyasingh Dance – Configurations
2011/12 DV8 Physical Theatre creation and world tour of new production Can We Talk About This
2008/9/11 David Hughes Dance Company – Scotland and Germany tour “The Red Room “ dance theatre collaboration with Al Seed
2009 Akademi’s Daredevas Tour – UK
2007 Angika – European tour
2006 Srishti Dance Company – Nina Rajarani, England “Mirage” – UK Tour
2003 – 2005 Mavin Khoo Dance Company, London, England. “Parallel Passions” – UK And European Tour. “Chandra Luna” – UK and European Tour
2000 Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Toronto. Several different productions – North America and Canadian Tour
1997 Kiran Ratna Company, Wales. “Mahabharata Mabinogion” – UK Tour
Something Then, Something Now – Wild Card platform at Lilian Balyis, Supported by Sadler’s Wells, ACE and PDSW. 2 sold out performances Sept 2014
The Art of Defining Me – Short dance film, ACE, PDSW, SED funded (2013). Winner (Experimental category) Lab Film Festival 2013, En-route Film Festival Audience Award, Screened at festivals in San Francisco, Taipei, Ireland, Virginia and many more.
First Light – commissioned for Akademi, a site-specific piece at Southbank with light installation by Jason Bruges Studio (commissioned by Havalls-Sylvania (2012)/Purcell Room Feb & May 2014.
Unspoken Voices – Full-length contemporary work, ACE, Bristol City Council and Arnolfini commission. (2010)
Last One Standing – Kadam Choreography Competition commission (Jan-Apr 2009). Hat Factory Luton, New Woseley Theatre, Ipswich, The Drum Birmingham. Pick n Mix, Walthamstow, Rich Mix, Purcell Room.
Ophelia Is Not Dead – duet in collaboration with Genevieve Grady (2008/9) performed at Resolution! & Roehampton University.
Youth Dance England Youth dance for The Scoop, London for the Big Dance (July 08)
Alter Ego by Seeta Patel & Kamala Devam. Thanks to Rescen, LWHT, Akademi, deciBel07. Premiered at The Clore, ROH2 (July 07), The Robin Howard Theatre (Sept 07). Short-listed “no-ballet” competition, Germany 2008, Richmix 2009, Engendered Festival, New York City, New York (Apr 10).
After Cut Glass Arts Council England funded mac commission. Dance theatre collaboration between Seeta Patel and Jack Corcoran (Kaos Theatre) (March 2007)
ADDITIONAL DANCE EXPERIENCE
Judge for BBC young Dancer Competition 2014/15
Film Work: Closer (directed, filmed and edited) for Dance Ireland 21 (2013)/ ThingThing comedy short (NYC) directed & edited (2013), DCD EVOLVE trailer (2014), Little Big Tones promotional video (2014).
Maaya – Re-worked parts of Initium (by Gauri Tripathi) for performance at Westminster Hall, Parliament July 2012
Dancing My Siva – Solo Bharatanatyam (created by Mavin Khoo) with live music at the Rich Mix, London, 2011. Sold out.
Shringara: Journey of Desire World premiere solo classical evening with live music at Clore Studio. ROH2 (June 2009) 2010/11 UK tour
Soloist for World Swimming Championships Opening Ceremony (July 2009, Rome)
Srishti – Rehearsal Director for Stamping Ground (Feb 2009)
Anything But Exotic choreographed by Rashpal Singh Bansal. Premiered The Robin Howard Theatre The Place 2007/8
Find Me Amongst The Black Choreographed by Darshan Singh Bhuller. Premiered at the Purcell Room (June 07)
New:currents, Royal Opera House (July 2006) -Triptych of solos (commissions: Stella Subbiah, Professor Chandrashekar and Liz Lea)
Daredevas, Purcell Room (September 2005) (commissions by Mavin Khoo and Liz Lea)
Akademi with Mavin Khoo & Gauri Tripathi “Sapnay” – site-specific project at Trafalgar Square, London (re-staged 2006)
Dido & Anaeus Opera, Mac & sampad, Birmingham (July 2005)
New:currents, Royal Opera House (June 2005) – Cycle of Change (commission by Chitra Sundaram and Mavin Khoo)
Samudra – Commission and UK tour, contemporary dance company from India working with Kallaripaittu and BN
July 1997 Collaborative project with National Ballet Canada and Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Toronto
DANCE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Ongoing – Freelance one-to-one Bharatanatyam classes and schools workshops in creative movement.
2013 – Chadswell Community Centre workshops with older women.
2011 – Anjali masterclasses, Tokyo, Japan technique workshops
2011 – Le Trident residency teaching and choreographing for students in Cherbourg, France.
2010 – Asian Arts Agency and Tobacco Factory Schools project
2009 – Kinesis, Bristol new youth choreography
2009 – Hindu Cultural Association – new youth choreography
2009 – Novistudio residency Serbia residency
2007/8 – Voice with Dance workshops working with disadvantaged communities including female refugees
2007/8 Middlesex University (MA Choreography students)
2006 London Contemporary Dance School – Bharatanatyam technique to BA students (1st, 2nd and final year students)
2003 – 2006 Mavin Khoo Dance Company
2006 British Sign Language & Bharatanatyam (sampad)
Commercial Work – Ranges from Vogue Fashion Shoot, C4 Dispatches promo to music videos and commercials for TV
FUNDING & BURSARIES
|2014||Dance UK mentoring programme recipient|
|2014||ACE Grants for the Arts for Sadlers Well solo show and tour booking.|
|2013||Lisa Ullman Travel Scholarship – New York Film Academy course|
|2013||ACE, Grants for the Arts – Dance Film|
|2012||Wallace Potts Bursary – To study filmmaking at the New York Film Academy|
|2011||TRI Scheme with Dance South West – Professional Development scheme|
|2010/11||ACE, Grants for the Arts Shringara: Journey of Desire, solo Bharatanatyam UK tour with live music|
|2009||Associate Artist Arnolfini (Bristol Associate Dance Artist scheme), ACE, Grants for the Arts – To create a new work Unspoken Voices in Autumn 2010|
|2009||Kadam Choreography Award|
|2008/9||Bonnie Bird New Choreography Fund|
|2008||Alpha Associate Artist bursary Swindon Dance|
|2008||Health For Haringey – For Voice with Dance workshops with Turkish and Cypriot Women’s Project|
|2008||danceWEB scholarship Vienna|
|2008||AKCT Bursary, professional development from Akram Khan Company|
|2007||deciBel07 LWHT & Akademi – Alter Ego commission|
|2007||ACE, Grants for the Arts – After Cut Glass – Dance theatre collaboration. Choreography: Seeta Patel, Director: Jack Corcoran (Kaos Theatre). Commissioned by mac, Birmingham, also performed at Artsdepot, London.|
|2007||Awards for All (Lottery) – Start up bursary for Voice with Dance, and multi discipline teaching organisation working with music and movement to teach and workshop with a wide range of people in North London.|
|2005||Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship – to study Bharatanatyam, vocal percussion/music intensively in Chennai, India.|
|2005||ACE, Grants for the Arts (R&D) – Solo evening of work choreographed by Mavin Khoo and Chitra Sundaram.|