Artistic Director of Srishti, Nina Rajarani MBE is an award-winning choreographer of classical Indian dance with 30 years’ experience as a dance-maker. She fuels traditions of Bharatanatyam and Kathak with contemporary artistic practice and ideas.
New this Autumn, Nina Rajarani is establishing Srishti Pathways, an apprentice company showing new talent in the South Asian dance sector, people to really look out for. Beginning in October, and touring through next Spring, an ensemble of 4 dancers will present a triple bill of classical Indian dance works. The repertoire includes a new work by Akram Khan’s Creative Associate Mavin Khoo and two of Srishti‘s existing works choreographed by Nina Rajarani herself.
On tour in Summer 2024, Rajarani’s fast-paced outdoor piece for four dancers and three musicians, Bells, Beats and Banter is the choreographic equivalent of dating apps, with exciting dynamics and coquettish cross rhythms that reveal all the fun and freedom of youth. Bells, Beats and Banter has a light-hearted feel, with an emphasis on entertaining audiences.
In Spring 2025, Srishti will re-work three of the company’s most popular performance pieces from 2005-2008. The evening of classics, entitled PLAY BALL will include the Place Prize-winning QUICK!
Upcoming tour dates for Pathways:
5 October Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham
27 October Curve Slough
28 October Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead
14 November Connaught Theatre Worthing
16 November Arts Depot London
19 November Prema Arts Centre Uley