Waltzing The Blue Gods

Recipient of The Eastern Eye Award for Dance 2024

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.

Images courtesy of Boneshaker Photography.

Date and time
Sunday 04 August 2024
Times
6-7.30pm including interval.
Artist
Jaivant Patel Company
Location
The Jamie Watton Creation Space
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Waltzing The Blue Gods Vox Pop Trailer

Two people stare at a very large crumpled map on the floor. They are both dressed in light coloured shorts. The person on the left is wearing a yellow top and pointing at the map, the person on the right is wearing a red top and they are standing shoulder to shoulder next to each other. They are in a lstudio with grey floors and white walls.

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