News: BBC Young Dancer finalist Vidya Patel: dancer's diary

Monday 18 January 2016 by Denise Drake

“Reaching the final of the BBC Young Dancer competition last year opened a lot of doors for me, especially as a young south Asian artist. It was a massive help in letting people see what I could do.”

Vidya Patel talks to David Jays on the exchange of ideas in her collaboration with Richard Alston, kathak’s rhythm and grace, and meditating before rehearsal.

Read the full interview in The Guardian, 12 January

The interview with Vidya Patel is part of The Guardian’s Dancer’s Diary series

You can also read another interview with Vidya on The Wonderful World of Dance website

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