P O W E R G A M E S
Power Games explores the forces that shape our destiny. Deepak is a wealthy banker whose life is spiralling out of control and the audience determine the outcome of his story by voting in a TV-style game show. Power Games blends character-driven physical theatre with the Indian Performing Art of bharatanatyam.
Jonathan Grieve & Shane Shambhu
Olivia Birchenough, Franco Conquista,
Fabiola Santana, Shane Shambhu
Arts Council England DanceEast
The Hat Factory
Leaving Only A Trace
Arts council England DanceEast Akademi Sampad Tara Arts Akram Khan Company
A revealing story shared by many of dual-heritage in the UK. A young British Asian man realises the only way to find himself is to leave home. How can he love in a modern world with cultural values that restrict him? He has to let go of his past to come to terms with his future…
Creator & Performer
Pirashanna Thevarajah, Kartik Raghunathan
Kate Zamira-Mummery, Wela Frasier-Mbusi
Kahvehane (Coffeehouse) Kongresspark explores the history of coffee and its migratory path through art as urban intervention. Enjoy a cup of coffee in specially designed cups by artist Deniz Sözen offered as part of a coffee house providing you with a tasty, rich caffeine hit and will make you see the beverage being consumed all over the world, in a completely different light. As part of this you can also experience an entertaining performance by Austrian-born artist Deniz Sözen in collaboration with British-born bharatanatyam artist Shane Shambhu. The performance will re-visit many legends about coffee and trace the journey from its origins to Vienna and across the entire globe.
Creator, Writer & Performer
Deniz Soezen & Shane Shambhu
Soho Ottakring (Vienna)
University Of Westminster
Alt Wien Kaffee
South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive, SADAA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Incarnations is inspired by the legendary Ram Gopal. This performance took place at the V & A Museum and follows the transformation of three male bharatanatyam dancers from three differing generations.Through carefully crafted choreography the three performers evoke the changing landscape of the Indian dancing body, with soulful moods and atmospheres created by a live Carnatic vocalist that becomes the witness to these transformations.
Divya Kasturi, Hiten Mistry, Sundaresan Ramesh, Shane Shambhu