Seeta Patel, Commissioned Choreographer 2022/23
10th October 2022
The creativity is pulsating in school at the moment! This week we welcome our second commissioned choreographers for 22/23, Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance artist, Seeta Patel.
Born in London, Seeta has worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals and toured with many companies including DV8 Physical Theatre, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company & Gandini Juggling. She has presented sold-out work at the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House: ROH2 and Sadler’s Wells.
In tandem with her choreographic and performing work she has worked in film, TV and theatre, including producing a multi award-winning short dance film, The Art of Defining Me; being a judge, mentor and advisor for the inaugural BBC Young Dancer Competition, and choreographing a play at the Theatre Royal Stratford East – The House of In Between.
Her work, Not Today’s Yesterday, is a one-woman show taking a dramatic look at the whitewashing of history. The show won Best Dance and the Peace Foundation Award at the Adelaide Fringe. Most recently Seeta created a Bharatanatyam version of the iconic ballet, The Rite of Spring, that toured in 2019 and is to be expanded in 2023 for Sadler’s Wells and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
We can’t wait to see what Seeta creates with our third year students!