Company of the leading choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh.
We celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shobana Jeyasingh's company with a brand new piece. 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 new commission for Queen Elizabeth Hall. For her new piece 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 new work 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.
Queen Elizabeth Hall