“Our work is rooted in both a political vision of a Britain that is culturally coherent in new and unexpected ways and a theatrical vision that aims to persuade new audiences to enjoy, delight in and be challenged by the best in contemporary dance. We will continue to contribute to the fascinating and complex cultural dialogues that define urban life in the 21st century.
We see connections where others see only differences and we seek to make these connections through choreographic practice, through the imaginative choice of collaborators and through the use of a wide range of platforms and media for the dissemination of our work.”
In 2013, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance celebrated 25 years of creative working, marking a significant milestone in our journey.
Celebrating 25 Years
In 1988, Shobana choreographed her seminal work Configurations, a significant starting point in the life of her company and her career. Over the subsequent 25 years, she has produced over 55 imaginative and critically acclaimed works, engaging with a wide range of diverse audiences in the UK and around the world, working with many renowned musicians and artists.
Our work can engage up to 30,000 people through performances in theatres and non-theatre locations (such as the courtyard of Somerset House or historic churches) as well as education and participation projects.
We have a long history of imaginative education work both in schools and in the wider community. The company’s education team and dancers engage with thousands of people each year through a range of workshops, technique classes and residencies for all ages and levels.
25th Anniversary Programme
We developed an exciting programme of performances and education work to celebrate reaching this important landmark:
- Creation and tour of new theatre works, including Strange Blooms in 2013 and Classic Cut in 2012
- Creation and tour of TooMortal, a beautiful work for historic churches
- A creative project with our long-term partner Mulberry School for Girls, entitled Mulberry Blooms, as part of our Empowering Women, Inspiring Girls programme
- Strengthen the Company’s partnerships, as well as engaging new participants and audiences in dance through our Making Strides programme
- Launch of an exciting new partnership with The Cultural Institute at King’s College London
Years in Images
Take a journey in images through our 25 years.