Choreographer and Performer: Nova Bhattacharya
Sound Design: Ed Hanley
Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter
Additional Sound Credits: Ed Hanley (tabla, loops), Justin Gray (bass veena, electric guitar), Ben Grossman (hurdy-gurdy). Mixed and mastered by Justin Gray. Produced by Ed Hanley.
Choreographer: José Navas
Performer: Nova Bhattacharya
Music: Alexander MacSween
Lighting Design: Marc Parent
Costume Design: Liz Vandal
Part of the Citadel LIVE series
Presented by Citadel + Compagnie in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre
About the Show
Elemental & Calm Abiding
Choreographed by Nova Bhattacharya and José Navas
Elemental, choreographed by Nova Bhattacharya, celebrates the act of dance through an offering of movement and emotion. Using the most basic and primary elements of the performer’s technical training and creative influences, it exposes the architecture of the body in relation to music, invokes the imagination and stimulates the senses. This work was first performed in 2019.
Calm Abiding combines the choreographic craft of Venezuelan-born, Montrealer, José Navas with the dance language of Toronto’s Bengali-Canadian, Bharatnatyam artist, Nova Bhattacharya. It is a virtuosic solo, motivated by the belief that the simplicity of movement is more powerful than words. This work was first performed in 2006, and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance. Nova Dance is grateful for production partners, National Arts Centre, and Compagnie Flak.