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Kaeja Projects: Xtraordinary TO Dances: Moments in Reel Time (2017) Xtraordinary TO Dances: Solo Dance Xchange (2018), Porch View Dances Choreographer
Born in Halifax and raised in Toronto, Nova Bhattacharya creates dances that evoke the imagination, and bring the intangible into the tangible through movement. Working from more than three decades of practice in the multi-disciplinary art form of Bharatnatayam, her work explores the interfaces between creative disciplines and cultures. Deeply committed to the evolution of contemporary Canadian expression, she has collaborated with dance, theatre, music and visual artists from Canada, India, Japan and the United Kingdom. In 2008 she founded Nova Dance, a company dedicated to creating meaningful points of intersection for dance and audiences; supporting artists; and celebrating the role of the arts in a vital society.