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Devika Dance Theatre Presents - 10th December 2016, 6.30pm

"Twilight Dance" An evening of a Bharatanatyam dance performance

DEVIKA DANCE THEATRE invite you to an evening of a Bharatanatyam dance performance by DRDT Dance Academy.This performance will share traditional Indian dance and stories, that has been taught throughout the students' dance training, under the direction of Devika Rao, Anindita Adhikary and Sridevi Karantha.

The Academy's focus is to develop and train young talent in Indian classical dance.

Venue: Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter's Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Tickets : Adult 12.00 / Children 8.00

Contact : 07988895668

Email : rao.devika@gmail.com | devikaraodancetheatre@gmail.com | www.devikarao.com

Devika Dance Theatre - 5/10/2016 – 6/10/2016 Book Tickets

Wed 05 – Thur 06 Oct
7.30pm
Stage One
£12.00 (£9.00)

Internationally renowned performer and stage@leeds associate artist Devika Rao returns to Stage One with YAA DEVI NIRAMAYA.

A collision of classical and modern forms where traditional Indian dance meets contemporary choreography and staging.

YAA DEVI NIRAMAYA is a powerful, passionate and exciting new dance performance, featuring live music from Praveen D. Rao of the Chakrafonics.

Whether you have experienced the magic of South Indian Classical dance before or are brand new to the art form you will find much to love in this exciting and entertaining show.

Book Tickets

YA DEVI

Date: 31 May 2016, 6.30pm.

Venue : C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM, India International Centre.
         No.40 Max Muller Marg, New Delhi

By Devika Rao with her disciples, Prisha Shukla and Vyshnavi Rao.

A meeting of the traditional and the modern, this is a new dance choreography that uses traditional Indian dance styles, animation and visual effects to explore personal stories of strong women in the 21st century.

Music : Praveen D Rao

Digital Animation : Annabeth Robinson

Supported By : stage@leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds College of Arts & Arts Council England.

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Photographer: Simon Richardson

Edited by V1 technologies

Bharatanatyam & Yakshagana at V&A

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015

The traditional Indian dance performance and interactive session by Devika Dance Theatre at Victoria and Albert museum, London, Lecture Theatre.

Sat 31st October 2015
Sun 1st November 2015

11am, 1pm & 3pm

Suitable for all the family ( Free, drop in)

Photo Credit: Yasodhara Arawwawela

For more information contact: Devika Rao

Mobile : 07988895668
Email : rao.devika@gmail.com / devikaraodancetheatre@gmail.com
www.devikarao.com

Devika Dance Theatre Presents

DRDT ANNUAL SHOWCASE

17th October 2015, 7pm

DEVIKA DANCE THEATRE invites you to an evening of performance at Stage @Leeds theatre, University of Leeds It is a great visual treat for the audience to see our bharatanatyam dance students performing vibrant Indian classical dance under the direction of Sridevi Karanth, Devika Rao and Anindita Adhikary.

"Educate, Enrich, Enjoy And Respect The Moral Values Through Dance"

Saturday, 17 October 2015, 7.00 PM
Adult £9.00 / Children £7.00

Venue: Stage@Leeds, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Box Office : 0113 3438730

Online: www.stage.leeds.ac.uk

For more information contact:Devika Rao

Mobile : 07988895668
Email : rao.devika@gmail.com / devikaraodancetheatre@gmail.com
www.devikarao.com

Devika Dance Theatre Presents

"YAA DEVI"

Friday, Friday 22 May 2015, 7.30pm at stage@leeds, University of Leeds Campus

A meeting of the traditional and the modern, Ya Devi is a powerful and passionate new dance work that uses traditional Indian dance styles to explore personal stories of strong women in 21st century Britain Directed by Devika Rao

In this vibrant, musical and colourful show 6 international dancers perform stunning choreography from the classical styles of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Yakshagana.

Beautiful and skillful choreography is used to create moving moments taken from real-life research and personal experience of the highly talented dancers. Whether you have experienced the magic of South Indian Classical dance before, or are brand new to the art form you will find much to love in this exciting and entertaining show.

Leeds-based Devika Dance Theatre is led by choreographer, teacher and performer Devika Rao who has over 20 years experience and training in Indian Dance and was this year invited to perform for the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Tickets: £12 & £9
Book online: www.stage.leeds.ac.uk
www.stage.leeds.ac.uk
Phone: 0113 343 8730

Artistic Direction and Choreography : Devika Rao
Dancers: Manuela Benini, Devika Rao, Prem Rai, Anindita Adhikary, Bavika Sethi .
Lighting designer: Natalie McLoughlin
Music: Praveen D Rao
Artistic Adviser: Piali Ray
Project Mentor: Balbir Singh
Project Adviser Industrial specialist :Steve Ansell
Graphics and Documentation : Annabeth Robinson
Website & IT Support: V1 Technologies
Special thanks to stage@leeds , Milapfest , Yorkshire Dance & Sampads
Supported by Arts Council England

Devika Dance Theatre Presents

"YAA DEVI" - A Dance Performance

Saturday, 10 January 6:00pm at Bahai Lotus Temple

We cordially invites you for the "YAA DEVI" India Tour 2015 - a Women Empowerment Movement Through Dance by Devika Dance Theatre (UK Based Academy)

YAA DEVI - India Tour 2015

Women Empowerment Movement Through Dance by Devika Dance Theatre (UK Based Academy)
Directed by Devika Rao
Hair and Makeup by vidya Tikari

YAA DEVI ,is a movement to support and encourage women empowerment trough dance. It is a confluence of culture, time tradition & creativity.

YAA DEVI, is a fascinating dance spectacle that invokes the beauty, compassion and power of the most celebrated female icons around the world in history, folklore and mythology, to an ensemble vocal of the YAA DEVI chants".

This performance brings together team of international dancers hailing from 4 countries: UK, Brazil, Sweden and India with the vibrancy of 6 dance styles, Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi Yakshagana & Mayurbhanj chhau .

This recites stories from 4 countries, Yemanja - The sea goddess from Brazil, Kumari - The living goddess from Nepal, Diana - The Roman Forest goddess of Moon and Durga - The warrior goddess from India, and once in a lifetime experience. The production will display a breath-taking finale with the coming together of the three goddesses unleashing their ecstasy and ferocity whilst slaying demons through their mystical and physical prowess.

After the success of the last shows in Delhi, the grand finale of YAA DEVI- 2015 Tour of India, promoting Women Empowerment, will take place at the prestigious and beautiful venue of Bhahai Lotus temple on 10TH January 2015. For more info, Please Contact Charu Das on +91 9810093645

About the performance
A very special dance performance of 5 styles kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Yakshagana performed by International Artists from UK, Brazil, Sweden and India and stories from 4 countries
1. Yemanja: The sea goddness from Brazil,
2. Kumari: The Living goddess from Nepal,
3. Diana: The Roman goddess of Moon
4. Durga: The warrior goddress from India

YAA DEVI is a fascinating dance theatre spectacle that invokes the beauty, compassion and power of the most celebrated femaile icons around the worlds in history, folklore and mythology, to an ensemble vocal of the YAA DEVI Chants.

Artistic Lead and Director: Devika Rao
Artist Team: Manuela Benini, Devika Rao, Ulrika Anoukha Larsen, Edith Humble, Kuleshwar Kumar Thakur, Nikhil Lal, Sunny Sisodia
Photography: Simon Richardson
Music: Praveen D Rao
Cinematography: Paul Bates

Devika Dance Theatre Presents

DRDT ANNUAL SHOWCASE

10th October 2014, 7pm

by students of DRDT dance academy at Stage @Leeds DEVIKA DANCE THEATRE invites you to an evening of performance at Stage @Leeds theatre, University of Leeds It is a great visual treat for the audience to see our bharatanatyam dance students performing vibrant Indian classical dance under the direction of Sridevi Karanth, Devika Rao and Anindita Adhikary.

"Educate, Enrich, Enjoy And Respect The Moral Values Through Dance"

Friday, 10 October 2014, 7.00 PM
Adult £9.00 / Children £7.00

Venue: Stage@Leeds, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Box Office : 0113 3438730

Online: www.stage.leeds.ac.uk

For more information contact:Devika Rao

Mobile : 07988895668
Email : rao.devika@gmail.com / devikaraodancetheatre@gmail.com
www.devikarao.com

Devika Rao invites you to a sharing of YAA DEVI

YAA DEVI is an intense research piece developed by Devika Rao and supported by Arts Council England.

There will be a formal sharing of the work on Thursday 10th April, 2.30pm @ Yorkshire Dance, Leeds. Followed by an informal discussion facilitated by Sarah Shead, Spin Arts Management.

An informal sharing on Friday 11th April,2.30pm @ Yorkshire Dance, Leeds.
A performance on Sunday 13 April, 4.00pm @ mac, Birmingham.

This research piece explores the notion that classical Indian dances can be made more accessible through contemporary narratives without diluting the purity of classical dance vocabulary. Grounded within the theme of women empowerment, her work will explore the roles of women in traditional and contemporary societies.

This sharing piece is developed with team of professional artists Piali Ray, Chitraleka Bolar, Praveen D Rao, Katie Ryan, Manuela Benini, Prem Rai, Anindita

and dance development organisations Yorkshire Dance and Sampad.

Please feel free to turn up on the day! Where possible RSVP's would be preferred - rao.devika@googlemail.com

Best Wishes
Devika Rao

Mobile:07988895668
www.devikarao.com

19/04/2013 Alchemy festival : Southbank Centre London

Alchemy at the Southbank Centre in London is an annual festival of music, dance, literature, design and debate from India, the UK and South Asia. For more information and details of the full event programme visitwww.southbankcentre.co.uk

Friday 19 April, 6.30pm – 7.00pm

The Clore Ballroom

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, London

Art meets poetry and classical South Asian dance at this event. Dancer Devika Rao and spoken-word artist Siddhartha Bose took their inspiration for this performance from the Carved, Cast and Modelled exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Art in Birmingham.

They responded to key pieces of the collection using classical South Asian dance – bharatanatyam – and performance poetry.

Devika and Sid connect ancient Indian legends with the mythical characters portrayed, interwoven with moving images, created by visual artist Ravi Deepres.