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Contagion reviews and photos


★★★★★ The Times
‘When Shobana Jeyasingh is firing on all cylinders there is hardly another UK choreographer who can touch her.’

★★★★★ Culture Whisper
‘Shobana Jeyasingh’s fierce intelligence and outstanding ability to tell a story and convey emotions through her meticulous choreography.’

★★★★★ Broadway World
‘Contagion is sharp and precise, but also imaginatively inventive’

★★★★ Guardian
‘Such grotesque, genuinely disturbing images break, like a fever, into a scene of patient labour and infinite tenderness.’

★★★★ Evening Standard
‘A challenging and moving act of remembrance.’

★★★★ The List
‘Captivating… beautiful to behold’

★★★★ DanceTabs
‘Endlessly riveting in its evocative portrayal.’


‘Both my daughter and myself were thoroughly engrossed in the performance from beginning to end. The dancers were mesmerising and the whole show was just fantastic!’

‘A moving and powerful piece. Well worth catching.’

‘Powerful visuals, incredible soundtrack and stunning dancers. Contagion really packs a punch.’

‘This isn’t normally the sort of show I’d go and see but I’m so glad I did, go and see this while you have the chance!’

‘One of the best things I’ve ever seen.’

‘Excellent use of lighting to create such a haunting atmosphere. Highly recommended.’ 

‘Congratulations to all involved in the stunning dance installation.’

‘Spread the word, this hard hitting show is out on tour’


Cannot stop thinking about at every detail of the performance helped make it the most impactful 30 mins of my life, probably, ever. I also learnt a lot about the Spanish Flu, equally beautiful and unsettling.

 Loved this eve, although loved seems like an inappropriate word in relation to subject matter of Spanish Flu and min 50m deaths. Such a strong talented female cast – v powerful experience.

@f10_na A fabulous production this afternoon – haunting and disturbing images but beautifully produced.

@HelenMKeall Another great @1418NOW commission: @SJeyasinghDance‘s #Contagion is an evocative exploration of the Spanish Flu pandemic.

@Charlotte_p78 Amazing performance by dancers of #Contagion A dance installation inspired by the Spanish flu @SJeyasinghDance in Winchester today, so pleased to be able to attend.

@laurenmtin Just been tuned in to watch @SJeyasinghDance #Contagion. Thank you for livestreaming such a sad and thought-provoking piece.

@sanj0yr0y Well that looked outstanding. @SJeyasinghDance‘s Contagion just livestreamed from Winchester. Wish I was there now! But the camera and sound caught really well. I recommend you watch



Photos by Jane Hobson

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