In Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer, Shane shares his life experience of growing up in London, speaking two languages and living within many more cultures. He reveals how he overcame obstacles to live his dream – to perform Indian dance and stories in a way that could speak to the cultural landscape he grew up in. His story is familiar to all those who have moved cities, migrated from other countries and struggled to create the cultural world of their dreams and lived experience.
‘Shane is a highly skilled performer and theatre maker and the piece is funny, moving and offers a much-needed perspective in today’s political climate. The show deserves to be seen widely.‘ – Poppy Keeling, Associate Producer, Complicite
|Creator & Performer:||Shane Shambhu|
|Research Collaborator:||Mark Hamilton|
|Bharatanatyam Mentor:||Pushkala Gopal|
|Set and Costume Design:||Bettina John|
|Video Design:||Martin McLellan Dewar|
|Lighting Design:||Prema Mehta|
|Technical Production Manager:||Daniel Ellis|
|Artistic Direction and Choreography||Shane Shambhu|
|R&D Producer:||Lia Prentaki|
This pre-tour production has been made possible with Arts Council
Funding and support from Complicite and Dance Four.
The Research and Development of this work was supported by
Akademi, Cambridge Junction, DanceEast, E15 Acting School,
Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Lakeside Theatre, Norwich
Arts Centre, Sampad and The Place.
With thanks to Go Live Festival; Deniz; Chitra; Sean; Steve Watson