Just Add Water?

Just Add Water? (2009)

Our current love affair with all things culinary gets a unique spin from Jeyasingh in her new full-length dance piece.

In a world where differences between people can cause friction, Just Add Water? Reminds us that cross-cultural eating is one of the true success stories of our time.

Six exceptional dancers share their hard-won memories of home cooking in a shifting world to create a beguiling contemporary dance work that includes a score by Orlando Gough and text by performer and write Rani Moorthy.



  • Witty and inventive


  • Shobana Jeyasingh was an early pioneer of east-west dance thinking, and her cross-cultural themes have influenced many

    Evening Standard

  • Long one of the most individual voices on the British dance scene, Shobana Jeyasingh never ceases to surprise us. Just when you think you have her figured out, she does something with her choreography that causes you to rethink it

    The Times

  • Jeysingh’s choreography has a propulsive rawness, an almost pugilistic desire to assert itself

    The Times

  • Just Add Water? proves to be an elegant and engrossing hour-long experience. You’re gripped throughout by the magnificently supple and sinuous dancing.

    Mail on Sunday

  • Just Add Water? is heroically full of ideas

    The Guardian

Creative Team

  • Shobana Jeyasingh
  • Lucy Carter
  • Choreographer
    Shobana Jeyasingh
  • Composer
    Orlando Gough
  • Text
    Rani Moorthy
  • Costume Designer
    Christina Cunningham
  • Costume Supervisor
    Chrissy Maddison
  • Lighting Designer
    Lucy Carter
  • Rehearsal Director
    Rachel Morrow
  • Photographers
    JP Masclet, Chris Nash
  • Production Manager
    Rachel Shipp
  • Video Technician
    Peter Walleitnerr