Chhaya Youth Dance Company was established in 2015 and provides an excellent opportunity for young dancers, aged 14 to 21 years, to develop their technical, creative and performance skills.
The company runs a weekly class at the Exeter Phoenix Dance Studio and strives to offer dancers an insight into the multidisciplinary, intercultural and diverse ways of working as a professional dance artist. The classes are primarily contemporary based, but dancers will engage with a range of styles, including Bharatanatyam, Kalari Payattu, African Forms, Social dances and Contact Partnering.
Chhaya Youth are regularly involved in film projects, live performances, site specific performance, curtain raisers for visiting professional companies and workshops from renowned artists.
UDANCE FESTIVAL 2018 NATIONAL FINALISTS
"It's really opened my eyes to contemporary, to different cultural influences and to use of body... I really can't condense the experience into words!"
Willa Faulkner CYDC16
"I can't find the words to express what my CYDC experience has meant to me - Kay as an inspiring strong woman, and mesmerising force of movement and Chhaya as a collective joy."
Jessy Mackay, CYDC17
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