Southbank Centre co-commissions a bold new dance/theatre work, Find Me Amongst The Black, reuniting the talents of Director / Choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller and writer Parv Bancil, following their 2001 ‘strip club’ drama, Recall. This time, together with renowned digital artist and designer Kit Monkman, they explore issues of racial identity and prejudice in Britain. Performances are at Southbank Centre on 28 and 29 June 2007.

Integrating text, video and movement, including South Asian dance, the production is inspired partly by the racial tensions that led to the Birmingham riots of 2005. With a cast of five, this moving and disturbing tale focuses on the breakdown of family and community relations when a young Asian woman falls in love with a black man. The narrative examines the complexities of the fragmentation of identity politics post 7/7 and looks into the psyches of the key protagonists as they wrestle with notions of love, honour, family and self.

Darshan Singh Bhuller is one of the UK’s most distinguished choreographers. As former artistic director, he is credited with reinventing Phoenix Dance Company as one of the UK’s premier companies. He has also created and directed works for Rambert, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, CandoCo, Nordic Dance Theatre, CeDeCe and Companhia de Bailado Contemporaneo (Portugal). Parv Bancil’s plays include Ungrateful Dead, Crazyhorse and Made in England and he is the only British Asian playwright whose works have achieved four ‘Time Out Critics’ Choices’.

Find Me Amongst The Black features Rashpal Singh Bansal, Seeta Patel, Hanna Mannila, Gerrard Martin and Quincy Charles, many of whom have performed on Southbank Centre stages before with companies including Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and Akademi. The selected dancers share a wealth of classical and contemporary dance styles and organically slip from strong Kathak to jazz, or contemporary to Bharatanatyam, as they perform a compelling story of our times.

Also contributing to the production is writer Sol B River and DJs TigerStyle, with a specially commissioned track for the show.

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Venue: South Bank Centre
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