Shobana Jeyasingh is renowned for dance creations of visceral energy and excellence as well as collaborations with outstanding composers. This autumn Southbank Centre celebrates her company's 25th anniversary with a double bill that includes a new commission for Queen Elizabeth Hall, Strange Blooms.
For Strange Blooms Jeyasingh works with Gabriel Prokofiev, a classically-trained composer who revels in the latest technology. Together they re-imagine and re-mix early Baroque music with all its exuberance, ornamentation and contrast.
The performance features lighting by Guy Hoare, costumes by Fabrice Serafino and set design by Bronia Housman.
Strange Blooms appears in a double bill with Configurations, Jeyasingh's seminal 1988 piece celebrated for its exhilarating speed and stunning detail.
Mathematical rhythmic patterns from classical Indian dance are deployed to create a remarkably fresh and contemporary work. Michael Nyman's original music, which became known as his acclaimed String Quartet No.2, is played live on stage for these performances.
'The four dancers hover on the edge of the choreography's ingenious rhythmic interplay with the music and then sail right over it or pounce into it with a vigorous elegance. This is Jeyasingh at her best.' The Times
'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)
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