Monday 6 November | 6.30pm
My Dance DNA is a unique new talk series from Dance Umbrella, in partnership with The Space, that gets into the minds of Britain’s top contemporary choreographers and finds out what makes their hearts beat faster.
The talks are being staged as live events at arts venues across England and each edition will be presented by a high-profile figures from another field known personally to the choreographer. Each talk will be split into a 45-minute interview followed by 15 minutes of audience Q&A, including questions from the live audience and submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #MyDanceDNA.
After a short introduction and a quick-fire round of questions about the choreographer’s earliest experiences of dance, the heart of each session will be a discussion of up to six clips of dance on film which have had a great impact on the choreographer’s career. Half the clips will be the choreographer’s own work, half will be external influences, and together they will cover the span of the choreographer’s working life.
DanceEast will host the fourth My Dance DNA interview of the series with internationally-recognised choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, who will discuss her earliest experiences of dance and reflect on a series of clips of dance on film which have had a great impact on her career, with and television and radio presenter Nikki Bedi.
Shobana Jeyasingh is the founder and artistic director of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance established in 1988, creating dynamic, fearless and enigmatic dance works for over 27 years. Her highly individual work has been seen in a variety of venues including theatres, outdoor and indoor sites and on film and her creative collaborators over the years have been drawn across a variety of media.
The interview will be filmed and broadcast live on our Facebook page.