16 Nov 2010 – 17 Nov 2010

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Laban Theatre

London, United Kingdom


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  • By Bus: Bus numbers 47, 53, 89, 177, 188, 225 and 453 stop near Laban.
  • By Docklands Light Railway (recommended route)
  • By train: Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge Stations to either Deptford or Greenwich. (Please note if travelling from Charing Cross or Waterloo East, you may need to change trains at London Bridge).
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Asian-inspired dance performance


At the forefront of Bharata Natyam in the UK, the performing company Sankalpam celebrates both tradition and change. For Corpo-realities, Sankalpam is working with artists from the fields of contemporary dance and theatre to create an intimate triple bill for five female dancers which pushes the boundaries of the Bharata Natyam form and celebrates its variety. Amongst the commissioned artists are former Southbank Centre resident choreographer, Stephanie Schober, whose precise and sophisticated choreography exposes the performers' desire to communicate with the viewer and others on stage, and Luca Silvestrini of Protein, whose translations of familiar life stories into surprising works of dance theatre contain both social commentary and humour. For the third piece, Stella Uppal Subbiah, Co-Artistic Director of Sankalpam, has collaborated with theatre director Phillip Zarrilli on an encounter with the psycho-physical process of abhinaya (internal acting). Corpo-realities is commissioned by The Brindley, is supported by Laban and the Green Room, and is funded by Arts Council England.

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