Intimacies of a Third Order – Image 2 – Photograph

Series nameProduction: Intimacies of a Third Order, 2001

This image was taken on the 1998 UK tour of ‘Intimacies of a Third Order’. The photograph was taken by Chris Nash and features two Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company dancers; Savita Sekhar and Jasmine Simhalan. In the image, the dancers appear to be dancing on a setting sun.

Date of Creation / Publication1998
CreatorNash, Chris
Associated Person/ OrganisationShobana Jeyasingh Dance Company; Shekhar, Savitha
Collection and Reference Number Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company (GB 2661 SJ)
Catalogue NumberSJ/PRO/IT/4
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Series notesThe 1998 tour of the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company was a collaborative work with renowned choreographer, Wayne McGregor. His piece was entitled Intertense and was set to an electronic music score compiled by Andy Cowton. Six dancers from the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company performed McGreogor's piece. The tour programme describes the dance as 'Intertense: the space between tenses is a new digital dimension for the post millennial society'. Here the reality between the past, present and future are simultaneously eroded to pioneer a fluid interface for non-linear living.

Shobana Jeyasingh's own performance was entitled, 'Intimacies of a Third Order'. The dance movement was inspired from the courtly martial art of North Eastern India, and portrayed leave taking, journeys, arrivals, memory and new ways of belonging. The score was composed by Richard Gordon using the saxophone and guitar.

The performance was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and toured to Leicester, Preston, Manchester and Brecon in April 1998.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company collection includes performance programmes, flyers, information leaflets and photographs. At the request of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company,the collection features digitised items pertaining only to productions from 1996 onwards.