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Photo Credit: Chris Nash, Dancer: Shailesh Bahoran

SJD: Material Men & Strange Blooms

Start date: 16 Sep 2015

End date: 17 Sep 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £25 £20 £15

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Venue address: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London, United Kingdom


Box office: 020 7960 4200

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance presents her acclaimed Strange Blooms twinned with a new work Material Men.

Material Men brings together star soloists Sooraj Subramaniam and Shailesh Bahoran, artists of the Indian diaspora whose backgrounds are in classical and hip-hop dance respectively.

Contrasts in style and similarities of origin are the starting points for a dynamic exploration of rhythm, location and shared history.

Jeyasingh’s practice of collaboration with contemporary composers sees her teamed up with Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin, a new commission funded by the RPS Drummond Fund and commissioned by Southbank Centre.

Strange Blooms is an ensemble work inspired by the cellular life of plants, presenting a complex interplay of energy and pattern as eight dancers perform against the pulsating music of Gabriel Prokofiev’s score.

‘Shobana Jeyasingh is one of the most gifted choreographers living and working in Britain’ (London Evening Standard)

‘Shobana Jeyasingh has gained a reputation as one of the most intrepid pioneers in modern dance.’ (Daily Telegraph)