Nova Bhattacharya


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Nova Bhattacharya is a Toronto based independent dancer and choreographer.  Her dance works breathe rich life into the spectrum between classical Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance. She began her career as a dancer with the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and then embarked her career as an independent artist appearing in the works of a number of companies including Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Kaeja d’Dance and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Bhattacharya’s choreography has been commissioned by DanceWorks, Blue Ceiling Dance, Canada Dance Festival, Cahoots Theatre, Dusk Dances, Toronto Dance Theatre, Theatre Direct Canada and Dancemakers, and has been performed from coast to coast in Canada, Germany and Japan.  In 2012 she was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding artistic achievement in dance.  An active member of the Canadian arts scene she also works as a writer, consultant, and is currently Chair of the Toronto Arts Council Dance Committee. novadance.ca

Photo by Bob Gundu

Nova Bhattacharya's Work

Mark Hammond

By Nova Bhattacharya

Past…Present and Future

Dancemakers: 25 Years of Making Dance

By Nova Bhattacharya

Toronto, 1974—with every graduating class from York University three new dance companies were started…

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