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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

Shobana Jeyasingh presents original work using new music, new media and contemporary dance. The company also taps into the deep wellspring of South Asian dance technique Bharata Natyam to expresses a unique British Asian identity. Our funding will contribute towards core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £290,000
  • 2013-2014: £280,000
  • 2014-2015: £270,000

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Bayadère - The Ninth Life mini studio documentary

Shobana Jeyasingh takes time out from rehearsals to tell us more about her latest work Bayadère - The Ninth Life.

Bayadère - The Ninth Life Trailer

In March 2015, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance will premiere a new theatre work, Bayadère – The Ninth Life, commissioned by the Royal Ballet Studio Programme and inspired by the ballet La Bayadère.

Bruise Blood & Faultline preview film

Preview for the Autumn Tour 2010

Mulberry Blooms

In November 2013 we gave Shobana's research for Strange Blooms to a selected group of students from Mulberry School for Girls. Through Mulberry Blooms, a creative residency project, the students were mentored to create their own movement work from these research starting points, and explore what it means to be a choreographer. Dance filmmaker Roswitha Chesher captured the students' choreographic journeys in their own words. The film above was screened before Strange Blooms performances at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre in December 2013.

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Celebrating 25 Years - Anniversary Campaign

In 2013, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, the world-class contemporary dance company celebrates its 25th anniversary. We have developed an exciting programme of creative projects and education work to celebrate. You can directly help us to achieve this programme. If you would like to become a supporter or discuss how your support could make a difference, please email or call Sanjivan Kohli today. +44 (0)20 7697 4444

Strange Blooms: a new work celebrating 25 years

Strange Blooms A new work celebrating Shobana Jeyasingh Dance's 25th anniversary. For more info and to book tickets visit: Strange Blooms is commissioned by Southbank Centre. Preview film by Gary John Tanner Dancer in Trailer: Kamala Devam Image by Chris Nash Dancer in image: Sunbee Han Production Credits Concept, Choreography & Direction Shobana Jeyasingh Composer - Gabriel Prokofiev Lighting Designer - Guy Hoare Set Design - Bronia Housman Animations - Jan Urbanowski Costume Designer - Fabrice Serafino Dramaturgy - Chris Fogg Rehearsal Assistant - Hayley Ryan Dancers - Avatâra Ayuso, Richard Causer, Sunbee Han, Noora Kela, Simone Muller-Lotz, Teerachai Thobumrung, Lee-Yuan Tu, Hian Ruth Voon, Marco Mantovani (Apprentice dancer)

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance - Celebrating 25 Years

Strange Blooms - a new work by Shobana Jeyasingh. Commissioned by London's prestigious Southbank Centre to celebrate Shobana Jeyasingh Dance's 25th anniversary in 2013. More info & to book:

Bruise Blood - Post Show Talk with Wayne McGregor

A post show talk, at the premiere of Bruise Blood, between Shobana Jeyasingh and Wayne McGregor. Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 22/10/2009.

Shobana Jeyasingh talks about TooMortal

Shobana Jeyasingh takes time out from rehearsals to tell us what's been inspiring her lately and in the process reveals a bit about the making of TooMortal.

Cassiel on Scandinavia

Sound artist Cassiel (a.k.a. Nick Rothwell) tells us about Scandinavian drama, Norwegian folk music and when he first worked with Shobana Jeyasingh.

Classic Cut Trailer

CLASSIC CUT Is an intriguiging new production from Shobana Jeyasingh revisiting the past and boldly stepping into the new. More info, Spring 2012 tour dates and booking info at

Celebrating A Quarter Century Of Innovation

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company has launched a three-year creative programme to celebrate 25 years of innovation from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. Taking 1988 as a creative turning-point for Shobana and her work, we have developed a programme that both references her creative journey, whilst continuing to develop exciting new work. The programme is called A Quarter Century of Innovation.


Commissioned by Somerset House and English National Ballet as part of Big Dance 2010 and produced by the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. Taking her cue from the stunning neo-classical courtyard and the dynamically designed fountains at Somerset House in London, award-winning choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh weaves a compelling and contrasting story for London in the 21st century.

Bruise Blood/ Faultline Preview

Preview for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Comanies Spring Tour 2011

Counterpoint: Shobana Jeyasingh at Somerset House

Preview film of Counterpoint Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company at Somerset House, London 1 - 4 July 2010 FREE EVENT Thursday and Friday at 6pm and 7pm Saturday and Sunday at 12noon, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm

Counterpoint Rehearsal - Part 3

Deciding on costumes for the Counterpoint production at Somerset House.

Counterpoint Rehearsal - Part 2

Shobana Jeyasingh rehearsing a new site-specific work in the fountain of Somerset House's courtyard in London.

Counterpoint Rehearsal - Part 1

Dance rehearsal for Counterpoint: Shobana Jeyasingh at Somerset House. June 2010

Faultline: Creating Character

A short film exploring the process of making a dance work from a dancer's perspective. Based on Faultline by Shobana Jeyasingh.


Flicker is a stylish production exploring the boundless opportunities we find for the expression and extension, deception and distortion of our own identities. Directed by award winning choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh. Music by iconic British composer Michael Nyman. Digital design by multimedia company Digit.

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