A woman in gold is standing facing us. she has her hand on the shoulders of a man. he is facing away. Another man stands behind her

About

Waltzing the Blue Gods is a liberating tale in two parts, that reimagines the Queer symbolism of the Hindu gods, Shiva and Krishna, and the role they played in Jaivant Patel’s sexual awakening and spiritual relationship to faith, to becoming an openly homosexual British-Indian man.

Part auto-biographical, part fantasy, the evening celebrates new possibilities for a rich and traditional art form, Kathak, in the context of modern contemporary Britain that’s proud of its LGBTQI+ narratives.

Featuring some of South Asian Arts’ globally respected choreographers, composers, and musicians, expect beautiful, authentic choreography by Urja Desi Thakore and Jaivant Patel, soulful rhythms composed by Alap Desai, paired with heartfelt, live music performed by, Yadav Yadavan, Vijay Venkat, John Ball and Sahib Sehmbey.

Jaivant Patel Company is an award-winning arts organisation rooted in Wolverhampton (UK) and is considered one of the leading voices in South Asian LGBTQI+ narratives, intersecting across the boundaries of race, gender, sexuality, faith, and spirituality.

Kathak is a North Indian classical dance form embedded in storytelling.

Jaivant Patel Company is an associate of Kala Sangam and is excited to be previewing their new production in Bradford.

Images courtesy of Boneshaker Photography.

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Jaivant Patel Company: Waltzing the Blue Gods (Preview)

Type:Dance

Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St. Peters House, 1 Forster Court, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4TY
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Opening Times

Season (27 Apr 2023 - 28 Apr 2023)
DayTimes
Thursday - Friday19:30

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