Shobana Jeyasingh’s Material Men

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Jeyasingh does it once again, bringing together Asian and Western dance forms. Two virtuoso performers – exceptional bharathanatyam soloist Sooraj Subramaniam and phenomenal hip hop dancer Shailesh Bahoran – take centre stage in the World Premier of Shobana Jeyasingh’s Material Men, a dynamic exploration of rhythm, location and shared history.
I probably missed a great deal by shooting on a diagonal from down-stage right: but what’s not to love with that side-light? It has always been a favourite of mine and has probably become something of a cliché, but who care’s? For me it captures the essence of stage performance, without the suspension of reality.
As ever, a technical challenge. Working manually at 3200 iso, 160th@f4.


AUTHOR - Tony Nandi

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