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SJD SHORTS: Staging Schiele

Created exclusively for our online audience, SJD SHORTS presents specially chosen excerpts from our rich catalogue, each one personally introduced by Shobana. Join us for the penultimate episode featuring Staging Schiele on Monday 3 August at 7pm (UK).

Staging Schiele is inspired by the extraordinary work and life of Austrian artist Egon Schiele, famous for his unflinching nudes and searing self-portraits. Four dancers inhabit Schiele’s highly charged world of colour, masterful lines and unusual perspectives, a world that puts the human body on visceral display.

“A slick and skilful production” The Guardian

Shobana will also chat with Guardian Dance Writer Sanjoy Roy about the work, and answer your questions online. Click here for full details.

Creative Team

Shobana Jeyasingh / Concept, Choreography & Direction Ben Cullen Williams / Set Design Orlando Gough / Composer Adam Carree / Lighting Designer Yeast Culture / Video Design COTTWEILER / Costume Design


Catarina Carvalho Sunbee Han Dane Hurst Estela Merlos


Photos by Foteini Christofilopoulou

Staging Schiele is a Southbank Centre commission and supported by DanceEast.

Generously supported by the Dr Michael and Anna Brynberg Charitable Foundation, Garcia Family Foundation, the Leche Trust, Deborah Loeb Brice Donor Advised Fund at CAF, Mila Charitable Organisation, Oak Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation and all our Creative Circle and Apsara supporters.

Staging Schiele score performed with permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.

Film capture commissioned by The Space.

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