SHOBANA JEYASINGH DANCE
Internationally-recognised choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh has been creating dynamic, fearless and enigmatic dance works for over 27 years. She is hugely influential and has collaborated with some of the most exciting musicians and artists of our times.
Material Men redux is performed by two dazzling dancers of Indian heritage, each choosing styles that couldn’t be more different; classical and hip hop. They share a history rooted in the dark realities of colonial migration and plantation labour and this performance will explore the violence of loss and the creation of new ways of belonging.
Material Men redux features a score by acclaimed Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin including sound design by Leafcutter John. It is played live on stage by The Smith Quartet.
In 2012, 2013 and 2015, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance was nominated Best Independent Company by the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards and in 2014 received the Award for Excellence in International Dance from the International Institute of Dance and Theatre.
There is a strict no latecomers policy for this performance, so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time as you will not be allowed into the studio theatre after 7.30pm.
FREE POST-SHOW TALK
Photo credit: Chris Nash
Credits: Material Men was commissioned by Southbank Centre in 2015. The music of Material Men was commissioned with funding from the RPS Drummond Fund. Original lighting design (2015) by Bruno Poet. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance is generously supported by The Foyle Foundation, Garcia Family Foundation,Dr. Michael and Anna Brynberg Charitable Foundation and Oak Foundation