Devika Dance Theatre Presents

"YA DEVI"

Friday, Friday 22 May 2015, 7.30pm at stage@leeds, University of Leeds Campus

A meeting of the traditional and the modern, Ya Devi is a powerful and passionate new dance work that uses traditional Indian dance styles to explore personal stories of strong women in 21st century Britain Directed by Devika Rao

In this vibrant, musical and colourful show 6 international dancers perform stunning choreography from the classical styles of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Yakshagana.

Beautiful and skillful choreography is used to create moving moments taken from real-life research and personal experience of the highly talented dancers. Whether you have experienced the magic of South Indian Classical dance before, or are brand new to the art form you will find much to love in this exciting and entertaining show.

Leeds-based Devika Dance Theatre is led by choreographer, teacher and performer Devika Rao who has over 20 years experience and training in Indian Dance and was this year invited to perform for the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Tickets: £12 & £9 Book online: www.stage.leeds.ac.uk

www.stage.leeds.ac.uk

Phone: 0113 343 8730

Artistic Direction and Choreography : Devika Rao

Dancers: Manuela Benini, Devika Rao, Prem Rai, Anindita Adhikary, Bavika Sethi

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Lighting designer: Natalie McLoughlin

Music: Praveen D Rao

Artistic Adviser: Piali Ray

Project Mentor: Balbir Singh

Project Adviser Industrial specialist :Steve Ansell

Graphics and Documentation : Annabeth Robinson

Website & IT Support: V1 Technologies

Special thanks to stage@leeds , Milapfest , Yorkshire Dance & Sampad

Supported by Arts Council England

Devika Dance Theatre Presents - 10th December 2016, 6.30pm

"Twilight Dance" An evening of a Bharatanatyam dance performance

DEVIKA DANCE THEATRE invite you to an evening of a Bharatanatyam dance performance by DRDT Dance Academy.This performance will share traditional Indian dance and stories, that has been taught throughout the students' dance training, under the direction of Devika Rao, Anindita Adhikary and Sridevi Karantha.

The Academy's focus is to develop and train young talent in Indian classical dance.

Venue: Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter's Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Tickets : Adult �12.00 / Children �8.00

Contact : 07988895668

Email : rao.devika@gmail.com | devikaraodancetheatre@gmail.com | www.devikarao.com

Devika Dance Theatre - 5/10/2016 – 6/10/2016

Wed 05 – Thur 06 Oct 7.30pm

Stage One

£12.00 (£9.00)

Internationally renowned performer and stage@leeds associate artist Devika Rao returns to Stage One with YAA DEVI NIRAMAYA.

A collision of classical and modern forms where traditional Indian dance meets contemporary choreography and staging.

YAA DEVI NIRAMAYA is a powerful, passionate and exciting new dance performance, featuring live music from Praveen D. Rao of the Chakrafonics.

Whether you have experienced the magic of South Indian Classical dance before or are brand new to the art form you will find much to love in this exciting and entertaining show.

YA DEVI

Date: 31 May 2016, 6.30pm.

Venue : C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM, India International Centre.s No.40 Max Muller Marg, New Delhi

By Devika Rao with her disciples, Prisha Shukla and Vyshnavi Rao.

A meeting of the traditional and the modern, this is a new dance choreography that uses traditional Indian dance styles, animation and visual effects to explore personal stories of strong women in the 21st century.

Music : Praveen D Rao

Digital Animation : Annabeth Robinson

Supported By : stage@leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds College of Arts & Arts Council England.

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Photographer: Simon Richardson

Edited by V1 technologies

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