Transtep (2004)

An intercontinental mix of movement, in an intriguing collaboration between Jeyasingh and guest choreographers Filip Van Huffel (Belgium), Lisa Torun (Sweden) and British born Indian Rashpal Singh Bansal.

Jeyasingh uses the collisions and meeting points within these diverse works to explore themes of distance and proximity. The conventions of a mixed bill are shaken and stirred in this unusual evening of non-stop dance. Transtep’s music director, Glyn Perrin provides a suitably eclectic collection of sounds ranging from Italian Baroque to Japanese electronica.



  • The discovery of a dance language both individual and beautiful is always what choreographers are after, but few have succeeded like Shobana Jeyasingh

    The Daily Telegraph

  • Beautiful, restless invention

    The Guardian

Creative Team

  • Shobana Jeyasingh
  • Ursula Bombshell
  • Lucy Carter
  • Chris Nash

Creative Team

Music Credits

  • Ryoji Ikeda
    Extracts from the albumso.c and +/0
  • Mozart
    Extracts from Sonata in B Flat major for Violin and Piano K.454
  • Terry Riley
    Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band
  • Claudio Montiverdi
    Extracts from il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda


  • Rathimalar Govindarajoo
  • Devaraj Thimmaiah

Original Cast