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.

The Transformation...

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

COMPLICITE                                               

A Disappearing Number  

National Theatre Live, BBC Radio 3

Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, Critic's Circle Award

JUST SO FILMS     

Boat (Short Film) 

 

OMNI-KIZZY PRODUCTIONS 

Letters From Afar (Short Film) 

ICON THEATRE

Release -

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       

Light 

 

MENAGERIE THEATRE

Human Rights! Bloody Human Rights! 

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 

Tamerlano 

NEW ART CLUB 

Cupid (Research & Development)

TURNED ON ITS HEAD  

Sponge

iNDance  (Canada)

Recipes For Curry

VAYU NAIDU COMPANY   

South

HUNDRED COLOURS PRODUCTIONS 

Music Video 

Nothing For Nothing