Shane Shambhu is a writer, theatre-director and award-winning choreographer. Drawing on his skills as an actor and dancer he seamlessly integrates differing artistic disciplines and languages stemming from his embodied knowledge of the Indian performing art of bharatanatyam.
He brings a unique artistic and intercultural standpoint to creative projects and is a funny and creatively engaging speaker and presenter.
Shane is currently Artist-In-Residence at DanceXchange, Artistic Associate South Asian Dance of CAT (Yuva Gati) and Associate Lecturer at East 15 Acting School.
Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer, 2018
The Early Years...
Shane initially trained in the Indian performing art of bharatanatyam with Pushkala Gopal and Unnikrishnan in East London. During this time he also underwent Carnatic vocal training and Mridangam and Nattuvangam (percussive) training.
He furthered his bharatanatyam training with Prof. C.V. Chandrasekar, Leela Samson and Mavin Khoo for whom he has conducted performances in Taiwan, Italy and London.
Through working as a creative collaborator and performer with different companies and artists he has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience of different artistic disciplines and perspectives.
Shane's inquisitive and curious nature has led him to explore outside of his known language of bharatanatyam.
Shane Shambhu has performed with
A Disappearing Number
National Theatre Live, BBC Radio 3
Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, Critic's Circle Award
JUST SO FILMS
Boat (Short Film)
Letters From Afar (Short Film)
Fringe First Award
SHOBANA JEYASINGH DANCE COMPANY Phantasmaton/Hinterlandz/Transtep/Flicker/Exit No Exit
City:Zen with Hong Kong City Dance Company
THEATRE AD INFINITUM
Human Rights! Bloody Human Rights!
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
NEW ART CLUB
Cupid (Research & Development)
TURNED ON ITS HEAD
Recipes For Curry
VAYU NAIDU COMPANY
HUNDRED COLOURS PRODUCTIONS
Nothing For Nothing