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Thursday Scratch Nights

Contemporary Dance, New Theatre and Participatory performance

Sally Annett

Sally Annett

Urja Thakore

Urja Thakore

Brave New World

Brave New World

Sally Annett
Urja Thakore
Brave New World

Sally Annett

Sally Annett, Urja Thakore/Pagrav Dance Company and BRAVE NEW WORLD

Thursday 18 July / 6.30pm / Free


Participatory performance: 

Sally Annett: The Reflection Room and Other Works

Sally Annett's practice utilises a variety of mediums from painting, photography and experiential installations to performative lectures and writing. She operates at the intersection between Art, Science and Religion exploring the language, ritual and symbolism of these seemingly polarised human activities, Annett's work points at moments of convergence in an attempt to understand our contemporary reality.




A collective pioneering performance which is predominantly design-led; putting design at the beginning of the process for performance creation. It is a collaboration between three director-designers, a sound artist and a writer: Valentina Ceschi (Dancing Brick, Associate Artist Opera Up Close), Kate Lane (Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins), Guoda Jaruseviciute (Linbury Prize for Stage Design 2011 finalist), Caroline Devine and Thomas Eccleshare.


Their WORLD is exploring the idea of utopia as spaces in our minds, a flat concrete playground, an infinite plane, a seaside town, a total eclipse... and how this space evolves and transforms along with the creatures and costumes we inhabit as we grow up, grow old.  



Contemporary Dance: Urja Desai Thakore

Pagrav means ‘sound of feet’. The Pagrav Dance Company aims to promote Kathak in its purest form taking it from traditional solo dance and transferring it to an ensemble art form developing movement, language and staging. This approach preserves the cultural heritage of Kathak as an art form, whilst at the same time provoking new thinking, understanding and appreciation of the discipline. By transcending the conventional traditional / contemporary boundaries of this dance form, Pagrav Dance Company adapts this classical style to depict and respond to the modern world.


The company was founded in 2005 by its Artistic Director Urja Desai Thakore.


July 2013


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