Participation & Opportunities

"It is an evolutionary descendant of what is traditional Indian dance, but it by no means is the same species."

Shane Shambhu works with artists building skills towards ensemble and physical theatre work aiding artists to discover individual creative voices. His workshop sessions challenge and develop artists by arriving at an understanding of characterisation, narrative structures, movement mechanics and physical theatre through culturally different approaches.

Shane Shambhu along with his long term research collaborator at Regent’s University, Mark Hamilton are unearthing new, powerful and diverse ways to create intense drama stemming from the foundations and principles of the Indian Performing Arts.  This unique actor-training model invites performers to become imaginatively involved, develop dramatic ensemble relationships and identify characters. 

"The training is something more than simply a style derived from Indian dance.  It is a form of actor training, designed to widen an actor's storytelling abilities into a more physical, universal language."

"The thing I found the most exciting about this practice overall was the sheer freedom afforded to us by not using labels."

"All in all this challenged me physically, pushed me mentally and broadened my knowledge culturally"