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Dancer Celebrates After Bagging Top Bursary


A Leicester-based dancer is celebrating after winning a prestigious bursary from a national organisation. British Asian dancer and choreographer Subhash Viman has won the Choreogata Choreographic Bursary, which is aimed to support advanced level artists to create and perform original Indian contemporary dance work.

Premiering in September 2015, the Choreogata Artist Development Programme focuses on contemporary choreographic principles with foundations in South Asian Dance. It is an annual open application competition established by Akademi supported by Southbank Centre and leading UK based arts organisations Gem Arts, Watermans Arts Centre and Kadam. Choreogata offers a £4000 commission to South Asian dance choreographers with additional support such as rehearsal and technical space, mentoring, marketing, production and fundraising advice.


Subhash said, “As an upcoming artist it’s very important for me to have this valuable opportunity and additional capacity from Akademi because CHOREOGATA will be instrumental in developing and sharing my vision to present a full length solo production which will include work based on identity, civil unrest and bullying.”

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