"[Nova Bhattacharya] dances with a kick-ass authority that brings a contemporary edge to classical Indian dance." eye weekly
Winner of a 2013 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award for mid-career artists.
Nova Dance's body of work includes commissioned pieces from Peggy Baker, Dana Gingras (Holy Body Tattoo), Mika Kurosawa, Laurence Lemieux, José Navas (Compagnie Flak) and Menaka Thakkar; as well as original solos by Nova, and duets created with long-time collaborator, Louis Laberge-Côté including the multiple Dora-nominated Akshongay. The company has toured extensively in Canada as well as in Germany and Japan.