“The Anxiety that informs the current debate about Asian youth seems all consuming. For me, this anxiety found its perfect echo in a fragment of music (featuring a much manipulated soprano voice) that Scanner played my in his studio.
At about the same time I was reading Londonstani by Gautam Malkani and while it dealt with a slice of British Asian life in Southall, what I connected to most was the mixture of linguistic codes (texting, slang, Punjabi, etc) which he used to create the voice of his main character.”
Click to read more about Faultline in the programme, including a foreword by dance writer and critic Sanjoy Roy.
Faultline is a set professional work on the GCSE specification. We have developed a range of resources to support students and teachers alike. It is also an ideal work to study for BTEC and A-Level.
Tailored to You
Practical and theoretical workshops to assist the teaching of Faultline. Workshops are designed to meet your exact needs and requirements.
The resource pack provides a support for the study and teaching of Faultline at GCSE level. It offers comprehensive details on the work from Shobana and the other creative collaborators as well as identifying Faultlines themes and influences.
This DVD is a superb teaching tool, which is sure to add value to lessons. It contains two beautifully filmed versions of the full-length performance. A wide shot allows the full stage action to be seen in totality; while a second edited version provides a more detailed close up look at the choreography.
Available from ArtsPool, this interactive guide features a comprehensive breakdown of Faultline as well as quizzes and revision tips to support students studying at GCSE level. Note: This guide does not feature a full length film of the performance.
Music & Video
Watch the trailer, featuring an interview with Shobana Jeyasingh, and Creating Character, a mini documentary giving a dancers perspective on the creation process.
Shobana Jeyasingh is – like Balanchine – a chef, infusing her cooking pot with exotic blends of spice and colour, serving up a dish, rich in imagination and disctinctive of aroma – as she herself describes it: a multi-lingual palette of dance
A challenging portrait of Britain at a crucial cultural crossroads
Faultline is thoughtful and serious, and, as you’d expect from Jeyasingh, a classy collaboration
The London Evening Standard
Her choreography has found a world it never inhabited before
There’s a melting pot of gesture in Shobana Jeyasingh’s Faultline – Jeyasingh gets the dancers moving crisply, with well-focused partnering and buoyant solo work
Fleetly, dazzingly executed, disturbing in what it tells you about another, shadowier, Britain, Faultline is testament to the sterling value of Jeyasingh’s ongoing project
It’s a piece you can watch over and over again, and always see something new
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