Choreographed by Pavishen Paideya
Dancers – Pavishen Paideya, Cameron Govender, Adarsh Maharaj, Shanay Paideya, Kamara Naidoo, Loriksha Hoodeo, Divaksha Jinabhai, Primeshni Govender.
Costume design by Pavishen Paideya
Lighting Design by Wesley Maherry
The South African tour is made possible with the support of the city of Geneva, the canton of Geneva,
Pro Helvetia – Zürich and Pro Helvetia – Johannesburg.
SAMSARA is an honest and culturally magnificent dance journey into Diaspora Indian South African identity and ideas of home and belonging.
At the tender age of 5, Pavishen commenced his formal dance training in both modern and tap at Minette de Klerk Dance Academy, later adding Spanish dancing and finally Ballet. He joined Nateshwar Dance Company in their array of productions of Chalo Cinema under the artistic and principal direction of Smeetha Maharaj. In 2013, Pavishen went on to join the Playhouse Dance Residency performing in pieces choreographed by Adele Blank, David Matamela, Christopher Kindo, as well as Mark Hawkins. In 2015 Pavishen successfully auditioned for South African National Dance Trust’s ballet production national tour of ‘Spartacus of Africa’, choreographed by Veronica Paeper. June 2017 saw him establish, as artistic director, ‘Rudra Dance Theatre’ an Indian dance company.