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Opens: 28/06/2012 Closes: 21/07/2012 UK tourSt Pancras Church may not seem an obvious setting for the Cultural Olympiad, but Shobana Jeyasingh Dance have represented Britain before. After performing at the 2008 handover ceremony, when London officially received the Olympic mantle from Beijing, they now present TooMortal: a site-specific meditation intended as respite from the capital's frenetic celebrations. For more information visit: http://danceumbrella.co.uk/page/3318 Buy: http://danceumbrella.co.uk/page/3318 Watch:
London Dance“Performers were passionately, perfectly in sync...” There was something elemental and magnetic about it all, a meshing of ideas; imprisonment and abandon, violent struggle and peaceful contemplation, all flashing before us in constant waves...
Guardian“The turmoil feels not personal but iconic...” What you make of these images – how you fathom these seas – depends on how they reverberate with your views and feelings on the church, on women, on life and afterlife, but they have a forceful undertow...
The Independent“Tightly-focused dance designed for a changing setting...” Jeyasingh’s choreography thrives on the restricted space of the pews. Her six female dancers will follow the strict, regular lines of the seating, or push against it...
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