The power to recreate identities in a virtual world draws two lonely hearts to an online dating service.
On parallel journeys, they discover the consequences of blurring the fine line between the worlds they have created for themselves and the ones they are trying to hide from. Identities are confused, reality is distorted and the power of suggestion turns rational senses inside out, until they themselves are no longer sure who they are.
In their first artistic collaboration, Kamala Devam (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company) and Seeta Patel (Mavin Khoo Dance) bring together the inherent human qualities found in the South Asian dance form Bharata Natyam, the Argentine tango and contemporary/modern dance to create a world which reflects the human condition in all its vulnerability and the fragility of what we create as truth.
Performed at: ROH2 Summer Collection, The Clore Studio, Royal Opera House, London (2007)
deciBel Performing Arts Showcase, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham (2007)
Touch Wood, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London (2007)
noballet Choreographic Competition, Ludwigshafen, Germany (2008)
Rich Mix, London (2010)
Engendered Dance Festival, Manhattan, New York (2010)
Choreography and performance: Kamala Devam and Seeta Patel
Music arrangement: Alastair Murray
Original lighting design: Warren Letton
With thanks to Chris Bannerman at Rescen (Middlesex University), Akademi South
Asian Dance, Lenton & Wortley Hall Trust (Nottingham University), deciBel07, Tim
Tubbs UKFD, Dylan Elmore, Peter Schiazza, Marcella Cappellati, Phil Maxwell &
Hazuan Hashim, Gerrard Martin, the late Rashpal Singh Bansal, Wendy Nieper and Benjamin Henry