Shobana Jeyasingh Dance at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden, performed Classic Cut, a double bill of Configurations and new work Dev Kahan Hai/Where Is Dev? This is the first project of their three year 25th anniversary celebration programme.
Configurations was choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh in 1988 to music commissioned from Michael Nyman, String Quartet No. 2. Played live on stage at the Linbury adding to the visual and acoustic feast.
Shobana Jeyasingh says of Configurations, “It is a dance work that has shifted and changed, reflecting my own work as a choreographer.”
Dev Kahan Hai//Where Is Dev?
The web site says Shobana Jeyasingh’s vision for the company “is rooted in a vision of a Britain that is culturally coherent in new and unexpected ways…We see connections where others only see differences and we seek to make these connections through choreographic practice.”
The evening is a wonderful, exhilarating fusion of classical Asian dance – Bharata Natyam and contemporary dance, very fast, very sharp, very now and to me feels very London.
In May I am looking forward to joining the company to draw the dancers during rehearsal, keep an eye on my blog I will post some of the drawings on as I go. I hope to use the drawings to inform a painting and etchings which I will show in my solo exhibition in September.
Open Studio: Thursday May 17th 5pm – 9pm. Saturday 19th May 11am – 6pm. Sunday 20th May 11am – 6pm. Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios, Mellish Industrial Estate, Warspite Road, London SE18 5NR
Solo exhibition September 13th - 23rd, part of On Sublimity and Synaesthesia exhibiting in conjunction with freelance writer Dr Stephen Baycroft. No Format Gallery, Second Floor Studios, Mellish Industrial Estate, Warspite Road, London SE18 5NR
More details on the exhibitions will follow soon
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