Performances

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.

Artistic Crew:
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.

Material Men redux
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