Jaivant Patel Dance

Jaivant Patel Dance is an award winning arts organisation founded in Wolverhampton in 2004. Named after its artistic and creative director Jaivant Patel, a dancer/choreographer, cultural producer and creative consultant. Jaivant trained at Northern School Of Contemporary Dance and has since been incorporating Kathak into his artistic practice. Jaivant is currently under the guidance of global exponent Nahid Siddiqui for Kathak.

Jaivant Patel Dance makes work that ‘challenges the complexities of inherited notions, perceptions and stereotypes surrounding British-Asian identity.’

South Asian dance forms, aesthetics and principles inform and influence the creation of contemporary work targeted at diverse audiences. 

To find out more about the work of Jaivant Patel Dance please visit www.JaivantPatelDance.com.

Jaivant Patel Dance is the first announced Associate Artist of Arena Theatre, Associate Artist at Midlands Arts Centre and a member of the board of directors for Dance4.

Jaivant is also an invited member of Chisenhale Dance Space.

He is a former Independent Artistic & Quality Assessor for Arts Council England and member of One Dance UK.

 

Accolades include:

  • Named on Akademi's 2019 powerlist of '40 Under 40' South Asian Dance Artists to look out for in the UK.

  • Named on India Gazette London's 2018 'High & Mighty' Powerlist of individuals 'you should know' in the UK-India Corridor.

  • 2020, 2019 & 2018 National Diversity Awards Nominee - Positive Role Model in LGBT Category.

  • Jai Jashn Dance being a 2017 recipient of The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award For Voluntary Service.

  • Selected by One Dance UK for Dancer's Mentoring & Choreographers Observerships Programmes(2015/16), in being recognised and identified as a future leader in the arts.

  • Selected Cohort for Birmingham's pilot cultural leadership programme, RE:Present.

Jai Jashn Dance is a non-profit voluntary organisation under the umbrella of Jaivant Patel Dance (www.JaivantPatelDance.com).

 

Photography courtesy of Matthew Cawrey.

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