World première of Shobana Jeyasingh’s unique new Strange Blooms

 

Shobana Jeyasingh's Strange Blooms premiered in London © Chris Nash
Shobana Jeyasingh’s Strange Blooms premiered in London © Chris Nash

World première of Shobana Jeyasingh’s unique new Strange Blooms

Shobana Jeyasingh presents an evening of detailed precision in two highly unique works spanning a career of over 25 years. This double bill in Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall pairs a revival of Jeyasingh’s most prominent early work, Configurations, with the world première of her latest work, Strange Blooms. Although they differ vastly in aesthetics and movement style, both works demonstrate the meticulous detail and structural complexity of Jeyasingh’s work. The two commissioned scores lend extremely well to the choreography: music and movement are partnered very closely in these works.

The images of this newest creation are absolutely stunning. However, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed – having seen these images ahead of the performance – that the projections were not visible with such clarity during the piece itself.

Jeyasingh's unique new Strange Blooms © Chris Nash
Jeyasingh’s unique new Strange Blooms © Chris Nash

Please follow the link in the title to continue reading my review. All images are taken from Bachtrack Dance.

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