Mission Statement

Seeta Patel Dance - contributing something vital, political, beautiful and urgent to the world with dance and performance.

Seeta Patel Dance creates live stage performances focusing on classical Indian and contemporary dance and dance theatre. Live performance is supported by Audience Development (post show talks), Outreach (workshops), Advocacy (female leadership programs/talks) and crucially Talent Development.

Supporting young talent is a cornerstone of the company’s vision. The Company prides itself in providing an aspirational environment where young people in this sector can see the true value of the art form and its place in the world, supporting artists through workshops/masterclasses, mentoring and apprenticeship programmes.
By exposing them to a professional practice, giving them better tools to support their personal and professional development and showing them the possibilities within the sector, Seeta Patel Dance commits to improving the richness of the dance landscape.

Seeta Patel Dance already has an international presence and reputation and plans to extend its reach and appeal to even more audiences worldwide.

ABOUT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

Artistic Director Seeta Patel, started her journey at the age of 10 as Bharatanatyam student, and by the age of 23 had transitioned to becoming a full time professional dancer. As an independent artist, Seeta has been very lucky to work with numerous talented choreographers, companies and collaborators over the years which has given her a diverse experience and creative inspiration. Now as the Artistic Director of Seeta Patel Dance, she looks forward to growing the pool of wonderful people The Company can work with across the globe.

Seeta is passionate about creating work that enriches artistic conversations and explores different ways of seeing the world and approaching ideas. She uses her creativity to challenge ‘othering’ for a more equitable society, socially conscientious action, discourse and provocation to address wider global issues.

Seeta’s story and the stories she shares are one reflection of this ‘global’ world. Seeta Patel Dance aims to inspire many people from different walks of life to champion diversity in the arts and contribute to a more equitable artistic landscape. The Company is committed to empowering others to follow their creative journeys with honesty, integrity and flair.