We are delighted to announce that our official Company in Residence for 2021-22 will be Kay Crook and the Chhaya Collective. Kay is based in Devon.

Kay founded her company in 2013 and works between the UK and India. Chhaya’s performance and community projects strive to amplify women’s voices and share real-life stories of women in the 21st Century. They bring people together through performance work, community projects, workshops and events – all of which combine dance, music, theatre and visual arts. 

You can find out more about Chhaya Collective here

Kay has been awarded a cash bursary and up to 4 weeks’ in our studios to re-rehearse ‘KHAOS’ and develop ‘HYMNOS’ for touring in 2022. She will also be working on developing her company’s engagement programme, particularly her ‘Wild Women’ workshops for women of all ages, plus a new creation for touring from 2023.

On her award, Kay says… “Chhaya Collective are delighted to be Company in Residence 2021-22 at PDSW! Being a South West based company we highly value PDSW’s work in the region and their commitment to supporting artists, especially during the pandemic. We look forward to working with them more closely over the coming year, as the company evolves and makes the magic happen! Exciting times ahead, so stay tuned!”


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