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Thu 15 October
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Watch the stunning trailer here
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance present an extraordinary double bill that pairs Strange Blooms (2013) with a brand new work. Material Men is a virtuoso piece for two dazzling performers of the Indian diaspora, each of whom chose to dance very differently. Contrasts in style between classical and hip hop, as well as similarities of origin, are the starting points for a dynamic exploration of rhythm, location and shared history. Material Men features newly commissioned music by award-winning Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin performed live by The Smith Quartet and Leafcutter John adds his own unique sound design.
Strange Blooms completes the double bill. Inspired by the cellular life of plants it pits the energy of eight dancers against the pulsating music of Gabriel Prokofiev's score.
‘…. a work of strange beauty’ londondance.com, Strange Blooms
‘…. impressed the eye and lingered in the mind’ The Times, TooMortal
Guardian Dance blog
The music of Material Men was commissioned with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund
Material Men was commissioned by Southbank Centre
Read lots of lovely reviews here:
The Guardian - 4 star
· On Strange Blooms: “…it prises open your brain and reconfigures how you think.”
· On Material Men: “…the double edges of clarity and complexity, contrast and connection, are pure Jeyasingh.”
The Stage – 4 star
Asian Culture Vulture – 5 star
British Theatre Guide
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