Shobana Jeyasingh Dance UK
Material Men redux
Choreography: Shobana Jeyasingh
Material Men redux is a virtuoso piece for two dazzling performers of the Indian diaspora. Their chosen dance styles could not be more different – classical Indian and hip hop. However, they share a history rooted in the dark realities of colonial migration and plantation labour. Material Men redux is a dynamic and moving exploration of the violence of loss and the creation of new ways of belonging. It features a score by acclaimed Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin that is played live on stage by The Smith Quartet.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION Shobana Jeyasingh | DANCERS Shailesh Bahoran, Sooraj Subramaniam | COMPOSER Elena Kats-Chernin | LIVE MUSIC The Smith Quartet (Violin – Ian Humphries, Rick Koster; Viola – Nic Pendlebury; Cello – Deirdre Cooper) | SET, COSTUME AND VIDEO DESIGNER Simon Daw | LIGHTING DESIGNER Floriaan Ganzevoort | ELECTRONIC MUSIC Leafcutter John | VOICES Benedict Lloyd-Hughes, Shailesh Bahoran, Sooraj Subramaniam | PRODUCTION MANAGER Sander Loonen | SOUND ENGINEER Fred De Faye
Funders and Supporters:
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance is generously supported by Arts Council England, Garcia Family Foundation and Oak Foundation. The original production of Material Men was commissioned by the Southbank Centre in 2015.