Sat 9 May 2009, ICIA Arts Theatre
Award-winning choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh made her first visit to ICIA with a brand new full length work. The company are highly respected for their imaginative, innovative and critically acclaimed work that gives cultural diversity a unique spin.
In this latest piece Jeyasingh playfully explored cross cultural eating, asking if this is the greatest success story of our time. In an age of high speed global communications, can recipes – whether lovingly handed down, off the back of a packet, or colourfully delivered by a celebrity chef – provide a common form of language that transcends borders?
As well as Jeyasingh’s ‘fast, articulate and daring’ choreography (Guardian), this piece featured a driving score by contemporary composer Orlando Gough, with specially commissioned text and Shobana’s irresistible, athletic dancers from across the globe.
An extract from the performance can be seen here.
Read the Guardian review here.