An intriguing double-bill from choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh – revisiting the past and taking a bold step into the new.

Classic Cut presents Configurations, a work celebrated and enthusiastically reviewed for exhilarating speed and stunning detail. Created in 1988 with iconic composer Michael Nyman, Jeyasingh provides us with a unique glimpse into a pioneering work from the very beginning of her company’s life and an insight into an inspirational collaboration between choreographer and composer (captured in an hour-long Channel Four documentary at the time). Nyman’s score (which became his acclaimed String Quartet No. 2) will be played live on stage.

Alongside this Jeyasingh presents an atmospheric work, Dev Kahan Hai? / Where is Dev?, a work that explores desire and anticipation in Indian classical dance and cinema. It features newly commissioned music from young Indian composer and sound artist Niraj Chag whose credits include Rafta Rafta for The National Theatre and the BAFTA-nominated Simon Schama’s Power of Art series for BBC2.

+ More about Configurations
+ More about Dev Kahan Hai? / Where is Dev?


Autumn Tour 2012

“Long one of the most individual voices on the British dance scene, Shobana Jeyasingh never ceases to surprise us.”
The Times

  • Leeds Thu, 25 Oct 2012

    Leeds Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill,
    Leeds LS2 7PA

  • Exeter Thu, 11 – Fri, 12
    Oct 2012

    Exeter Northcott Theatre
    Stocker Rd,
    Exeter EX4 4QB

  • Watford Tue, 9 Oct 2012

    Watford Watford Palace Theatre
    20 Clarendon Rd, Watford
    Herts WD17 1JZ

  • London Thu, 4 Oct 2012

    London Laban Theatre
    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of
    Music and Dance
    London SE8 3DZ

  • Falmouth Fri, 28 Sep 2012

    The Performance Centre
    University College Falmouth
    Tremough Campus, Penryn
    Cornwall TR10 9LX

  • Tewkesbury Wed, 26 Sep 2012

    The Roses
    Sun Street
    Tewkesbury GL20 5NX

  • Stockholm Fri, 14 – Sat, 15
    Sep 2012

    Stockholm Dansens Hus
    Barnhusgatan 12, 111 23
    Stockholm, Sweden

  • Taunton Tue, 27 Mar 2012

    The Brewhouse
    Coal Orchard
    Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL

  • Corby Thu, 22 Mar 2012

    The Core at Corby Cube
    Parkland Gateway George Street
    Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1QG

  • Birmingham Tue, 20 Mar 2012

    mac Birmingham
    Cannon Hill Rd
    Birmingham B12 9QH

  • London Tue, 13 – Sat, 17
    Mar 2012

    Linbury Studio Theatre
    Royal Opera House
    Covent Garden
    London WC2E 9DD

  • Eastleigh Thu, 23 Feb 2012

    The Point Eastleigh
    Leigh Road
    Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE

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Niraj Chag

Spotify Playlist

Composer Niraj Chag shares the tracks that inspired him as he created the music for Dev Kahan Hai? Part of our Footnotes playlist series.




Delve into the making process in interviews withthe creative team. Find out what drew choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh to revisit Configurations and what inspired costume designer Ursula Bombshell.


Classic Cut Programme


Click to download the Classic Cut Autumn 2012 tour programme PDF. With a foreword written by Shobana Jeyasingh and full production credits.

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Click to find details of the company masterclass opportunities available alongside the Autumn 2012 tour.



Special Events

Click to find details of special events during the Autumn 2012 tour including post-show talks, panel discussions and workshops.



  • “a jubilant return to form… pure pleasure” 4 stars

    The Guardian link

  • “energy with intelligence… a classic” 4 stars

    The London Evening Standard link

  • “steely strength and explosive energy”

    Pulse Magazine link

  • “thought-provoking and visually exhilarating” link

Creative Team

  • Shobana Jeyasingh
  • Michael Nyman
  • Niraj Chag
  • Glyn Perrin
  • Ursula Bombshell
  • Lucy Carter
  • Devaraj Thimmaiah
  • Chris Nash
  • The Smith Quartet
  • The Benyounes Quartet


  • Kamala Devam
  • Rathimalar Govindarajoo
  • Sooraj Subramaniam
  • Parshwanath Upadhye
  • Devaraj Thimmaiah

Configurations (Original Cast)


Dev Kahan Hai? / Where is Dev? has been co-commissioned by ROH2 at the Royal Opera House and The Point, Eastleigh. Co-production with ROH2. The music commission by Niraj Chag is supported with funds from PRS for Music Foundation. The UK tour supported by The Leche Trust.

  • Royal Opera House
  • The Point, Eastleigh
  • PRS for Music Foundation