Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh seeks to create dance works which are Asian in technique, British in context and personal and contemporary in vision.
In [h]Interland Shobana was interested in the urban reality of Bangalore – the traffic, the roads, the rapid growth and modern buildings, and the technological expertise. A key part of the dance is the live webcast of one dancer - Chitra - dancing to a locked-off camera in Bangalore while the other dancers performed in Greenwich Dance Studios in London.
By having a ‘locked’, immovable camera, in effect removing the grammar of the camera - Shobana felt this would give a different way for the audience to relate to the dancer. All the choreography for Chitra took in the fact that it would be seen through a static camera, as through a window.
Video extract from '[h]Iinterland'
Terry Braun collaborated with Shobana in Bangalore, India to decide the choice of location, after which Terry directed the placing of the locked-off camera, the choice of lens and the production and delivery of the live webcast streamed from that camera in Bangalore to the live performance in London.
"...as an exemplary piece of multimedia (h)interland shone with intelligence and enchantment."
Catherine Hale, Ballet Magazine
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