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Connected/Apart : International Dance Week 2021 Viewings

It’s almost time for International Dance Week viewing number 2! Connected/Apart was choreographed and performed by Taylor Zeller and Rachana Joshi, with outside eye Jackie Latendresse. Don’t miss it this Thursday the 6th of January at 7pm CST (8pm EST)!

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Here’s the link to the second piece


The Distance Between Us
Written by Ryan Bradshaw. Inspired by Connected/Apart, a
collaborative dance piece choreographed and performed by
Rachana Joshi and Taylor Zeller. Dedicated to my parents.
If we define our closeness with numbers,
Like travelling time or kilometres,
Or the days since we last hugged each other,
We’re very far apart.
But if closeness means being connected
In ways that can’t be measured or tested,
And mutually loved and respected,
We could not be closer.
Lately, the numbers have been on my mind.
We talk often, on the phone and online,
But I’ve still been missing you all the time.
I can’t wait for those hugs

Rachana Joshi

South Asian – Brampton

Rachana Joshi is an emerging dance artist based in the GTA. After 14 years of training, she completed her Bharatanatyam arangetram under the tutelage of Guru Lata Pada, in 2017. Rachana is currently a company dancer and teacher with Sampradaya Dance Creations and Academy. She has performed company works including Parshwanath Upadhye’s Nirvana (2019), Transcendence (2019), and Suma Nair’s Kindred (2019). In 2019, she graduated from York University’s B.F.A. program in Dance with honors and received training in Limon and Graham modern techniques through the program, as well as training in contemporary forms. During her time at York, she was awarded the Manorama Thakkar Award for Indian Dance as well as the Kondor Fine Arts Award.

Taylor Zeller

contemporary – Saskatoon

Taylor Zeller is an emerging dance artist and choreographer, who began her dance training in her hometown of Medicine Hat, Alberta. She is a graduate of the York University dance program specializing in choreography and performance. During her time at York she performed in several iterations of York dances, dance innovations and bloom. Zeller performed in an art installation for Nuit Blanche 2017 entitled The Forest, under the direction of Media Artist Will Kwan. Currently, Zeller is a company member with Free Flow Dance Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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