Leicester based Nupur Arts Youth Association (NAYA) are seeking 7 talented Bharatanatyam and 3 Kuchipudi dancers age between 18 to 30 as a part of their Arts Council funded Evolve project.
The Evolve project is a Talent development programme for up and coming dancers with a possibility of piloting a Bharatanatyam touring company with dancers aged between 18 and 30 years.
NAYA is looking for 7 talented and committed Bharatantyam and 3 Kuchipudi dancers to be a part of Evolve project
As a part of Evolve project, NAYA will offer 2 separate residencies involving FREE training and bursaries with renowned Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Kuchipudi artist Arunima Kumar. Both the residences will take place at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.
Seeta Patel 5-day residency:
• Residency dates: 27th to 31st August
• Dancers from Bharatanatyam background, 5 years minimum training required
• up to £250 bursary available
• In August, Seeta Patel will lead a 5day residency in Bharatanatyam at Curve Theatre, followed by 5 hours of mentoring per participant via Skype & email (including bespoke training plans).
Arunima Kumar 2-day residency:
• Residency date: 21st-22nd August
• Dancers from a Kuchipudi/Bharatanatyam background, 4-5 years minimum training required • Up to £100 bursary available
• In August 2019, Arunima Kumar will lead a 2day Kuchipudi residency, culminating in the development of 1 group dance piece and a showcase at Curve. Participants will continue to use her techniques in their own practice, supported by NADA for studio space.
Bhagya Lakshmi Tyagarajan 2-day residency:
• Residency date: 2-3 September
• Dancers from a Bharatanatyam background, 4-5 years minimum training
• Up to £100 bursary available • In September 2019, Bhagya Lakshmi will lead a 2day Bharatanatyam residency, culminating in the development of 1 group Abhinaya dance piece and a showcase at Curve. Participants will continue to use her techniques in their own practice, supported by NADA for studio space.
Dancers will have the opportunity to present their work at Nupur Art Dance Academy’s Indian Classical showcase Yuva Nartan 2019 in October at the Curve Theatre, Leicester
Criteria for video audition:
• Seeta Patel and Bhagya Lakshmi Bharatanatyam residency: Provide a video clip of yourself doing a Bharatanatyam piece demonstrating technique and abhinaya (max 4 minutes)
• Arunima Kumar Kuchipudi residency: Provide a video clip of yourself doing a Kuchipudi or Bharatanatyam piece demonstrating technique and abhinaya (max 4 minutes)
If interested, please send us an email with a short paragraph explaining why you want to be part of this project, together with a short CV and a 2 -4 min video clip to Smita Vadnerkar, Artistic Director latest by 5th July 2019:
Successful applicants will be contacted by 10 July 2019
Evolve project is supported by Arts Council England, Curve Theatre Leicester and Nupur Arts.