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Spotlight

Spotlight is an initiative started in 2021which showcases work of our students who have shown extraordinary commitment, dedication and progress in their dance.

Year 2023

This year's first spotlight is on Sonia Chanderia Tillu - Kathak solo with live music.

 

Sonia has been pursuing kathak dance guided by her Guru Sujata Banerjee for over 12 years and has performed with SBDC across India, Spain, the UK and the USA.

She founded Sona Lisa Dance Company in 2018 through which she enjoys creatively exploring performance and participatory work that engages diverse audiences. 

 

Her personal dance highlights include performing at NCPA theatre (Mumbai, 2017) and participating in the Akram Khan Company Classical intensive (Sadlers Wells London, 2019)

Date: Sunday 26th March

Time: 6PM

Ticket: £5

Venue: St Cuthberts Church Hall, HA0 3QY

To book tickets email sbdckathak@gmail.com or you can buy at the door.

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Next Spotlight is on Jaina Modasia - Kathak solo with live music

 

 

Jaina Modasia is an upcoming Kathak artist ceasing every opportunity life throws at her to grow as a dancer. She has been training under the guidance of Sujata Banerjee, completing all exams with the international examining board ISTD and has been teaching at Sujata Banerjee's Dance Company for many years. Jaina’s dance journey has allowed her to perform in many prestigious venues all over the UK and internationally. 

 

Jaina was a BBC Young Dancer 2015 and 2017 category finalist, being one of five to represent South Asian dance nationally. She was also the Navadal 2017 winner and more recently experienced Hosting workshops with 100 students and performing at WOMAD festival.

Date: Sunday 25th June

Time: 6PM

Ticket: £5

Venue: St Cuthberts Church Hall, HA0 3QY

To book tickets email sbdckathak@gmail.com or you can buy at the door.

THIS IS A SOLD OUT EVENT. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT THE DOOR.

Year 2024

Tulani Kayani-Skeef

 

Tulani Kayani-Skeef is a dance artist, performer and movement facilitator based in London. She currently teaches Kathak and is a company dancer at Sujata Banerjee Dance Company.

 

Since performing in leading dance competition ‘BBC Young Dancer 2019’, Tulani has gone on to perform in a number of renowned UK venues including Sadler’s Wells and Royal Festival Hall. In 2023, she began her choreographic journey with a co-created piece, ‘You With U’, which premiered at Resolution 2023 at The Place theatre.

 

Her work explores the topics of societal conditioning and self-love, and has led to her creating ‘In Your Skins’ - a session empowering women to embrace their bodies through movement.

Date: Sunday 17th March

Time: 6PM

Ticket: £8

Venue: St Cuthberts Church Hall, HA0 3QY

To book tickets email sbdckathak@gmail.com or you can buy at the door.

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