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Nova Dance
Nova DanceNova Dance is led by dancer and choreographer Nova Bhattacharya, whose powerful and humanistic dance works breath rich life into the spectrum between classical bharatanatyam and contemporary dance. Her artistry is a reflection of her classical training and present day aesthetic; her work is detailed and rigorous, displaying an eloquence that goes beyond pure movement. In 2012 she was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton Award for outstanding artistic achievement in dance.

“I am a bharatanatyam trained artist creating in a contemporary aesthetic. Through my own creations and collaborations with choroeographers, composers and visual designers I invite audiences to embrace dance for the visceral experience it can offer. Through the creation and production of contemporary dance that is reflective of the bharatanatyam form I push the boundaries of what is considered contemporary and Canadian.”

Presenting a varied and acclaimed repertoire which includes creations from Bhattacharya, Peggy Baker, José Navas, Menaka Thakkar and others, audiences are exposed to a unique, hybrid movement vocabulary, rigorously structured and performed with passion and precision. Her frequent collaborator for more than a decade, tabla virtuoso Ed Hanley, effortlessly weaves the rhythmic structures of classical Indian music with contemporary melodies to create beautiful scores for Nova’s original dances.

Nova Dance’s productions have been presented by Canada’s National Arts Centre, Toronto's Danceworks and Kalanidhi Fine Arts, Vancouver's Dancing on the Edge, Vancouver International Dance Festival and New Works, Halifax’s Live Art Productions and Prismatic Festival, Tokyo’s An Creative and Germany’s fabrik Potsdam / 17th Potsdamer Tanztage – International Festival of Contemporary Dance and Tanz! Heilbronn.

Nova Bhattacharya
Nova Dance
153 Delaware Avenue
Toronto, ON
M6H 2T2 Canada

PHONE: (416) 949-7860