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March 26: Citadel LIVE presents Nova Dance

March 11, 2021 Citadel LIVE banner with bright multi-coloured image of Nova Bhattacharya

Join us on March 26 at 7pm ET for Citadel LIVE’s second performance: a double bill of two critically acclaimed solos—Nova Bhattacharya’s Elemental, and José Navas’ Calm Abiding, performed by Bhattacharya. More info here!


March 26, 2021 at 7pm ET
Limited time replay available until March 27 at 11:59pm

Presented by Citadel + Compagnie in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre
Audiences will be invited to send in their questions for a moderated artist Q&A immediately following the performance, hosted by Laurence Lemieux.

Described by the Globe and Mail as “riveting”, Calm Abiding is a virtuosic solo that combines the choreographic craft of Venezuelan-born, Montrealer, José Navas, with Bhattacharya’s Bharatnatyam dance language. The work explores the simplicity of movement as more powerful than words. Bhattacharya’s Elemental 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, Elemental exposes the inner world of the dancer, invoking the imagination and channelling the music.     

“At this moment in history when we are all gasping for hope, longing for touch, when our brains and bodies have been rewired for self-preservation—the function of dance in society is the most important thing in and of itself,” says Bhattacharya. “Dance inspires, dance heals, dance puts us in touch with our senses and our thoughts.”

Please note: All Public Health guidelines will be followed through the production of Citadel LIVE performances.