23 March| Cine-Teatro Louletano, Loulé | 21h30 | m/10 | 60 min | ticket5€
Material Men Redux Shobana Jeyasing Dance India / UK
concept, choreography and direction Shobana Jeyasingh Composer Elena Kats-Chernin set, costume, and video design Simon Daw lighting design Floriaan Ganzevoort music performed by Leafcutter John & The Smith Quartet dancers and creative collaborators Shailesh Bahoran Sooraj, Subramaniam voices Benedict Lloyd-Hughes Shailesh Bahoran, Sooraj Subramaniam production manager Sander Loonen sound engineer Fred de Faye picture research Jo Walton thanks: Annie McGeoch, Dick Straker.
Shobana Jeyasingh’s critically-acclaimed Material Men redux is a dynamic and moving exploration of the violence of loss and the creation of new ways of belonging. A virtuoso duet for two dazzling dancers and string quartet, the dancers are artists of the Indian diaspora who chose to dance very differently. Contrasts in style between classical and hip hop, as well as similarities of origin, are the starting points for a dynamic exploration of rhythm, place and shared history. Material Men redux features a commissioned score by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Additional sound design by Leafcutter John.
“…marvellously intense… the double edges of clarity and complexity, contrast and
connection, are pure Jeyasingh.”
…one of our brainiest choreographers…skilfulness, nuanced power and sheer watchability”
Bahoran’s and Subramaniam’s dance forms… produce a tension that is truly captivating to watch.
The standing ovation and roar of the audience really said it all.”
Asian Culture Vulture