Shobana Jeyasingh Dance to Return to Exeter Northcott Theatre, Nov 14-15
The internationally acclaimed Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with their new double bill: Strange Blooms & Configurations on Thurs 14 and Fri 15 November 2013.
Shobana Jeyasingh is renowned for dance creations of visceral energy and excellence as well as collaborations with outstanding composers. This autumn her company returns to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
In Strange Blooms, her new piece, Jeyasingh works with Gabriel Prokofiev, a classically-trained composer who revels in the latest technology. Together they remix early baroque music with all its exuberance, ornamentation and contrast.
This appears in double bill with Configurations, Jeyasingh's seminal 1988 piece celebrated for its exhilarating speed and stunning detail. Rhythmic patterns from classical Indian dance are deployed to create a remarkably contemporary work. Michael Nyman's original music (String Quartet No.2) will be played live on stage for these performances.
"Configurations radiates a mysterious compelling authority, one of those works whose elements combine with complete inevitability and complete surprise."
Tickets: A £19.50 B £16.50 C £13.50 D £11.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Running Time: 1hr 20mins
Post Show Talk: Thurs 14 November
Shobana is acclaimed for her pioneering work in choreography hallmarked by excellence and high quality. She is one of the few woman leaders in the field of dance and choreography.
The company is rooted in a vision of societies that are culturally coherent in new and unexpected ways. Avoiding cliché and stereotype, we produce work that directly resonates with all our day-to-day experiences of many cultures living side-by-side in contemporary cities. We aim to persuade new audiences to enjoy, delight in and be challenged by the best in contemporary dance. Our work is powerful, precise, dynamic, sophisticated and accessible.
For more information on Shobana Jeyasingh Company , visit www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk.