Phantasmaton 2002 Tour – Programme

Series nameProduction: Hinterland_ and Phantasmaton, 2002-2003

This full colour twelve page programme was produced for the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company 2002 national spring tour. The tour included two performances choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh entitled ‘Surface Tension’ from 2000, and ‘Phantasmaton’, a 2002 piece. The programme provides biographical details and images of the company dancers; Ameeta Daya, Sowmya Gopalan, Mavin Khoo, Jiva Parthipan, Jasmin Simhalan, Chitra Srishailan and Preeti Sunderajan, and an article entitled ‘The Work in Context’, by Judith Mackrell, the Guardian Newspaper’s dance critic. The programme also lists the company’s awards for previous productions.

Date of Creation / Publication2002
CreatorShobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Associated Person/ OrganisationJeyasingh, Shobana
Collection and Reference Number Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company (GB 2661 SJ)
Catalogue NumberSJ/PRO/HP/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located with the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Series notesShobana Jeyasingh choreographed two new dance pieces in 2002, 'Hinterland_ and Phantasmaton'. 'Hinterland_' was a site specific creation which transformed the 1930s interior of Greenwich Town Hall with film screens, internet links, live singers and dancers. It also included a live web-cam transmission from the balcony of Bangalore's Park Hotel where Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company dancer Chitra Srishailan, performed the dance. Simultaneously in Greenwich, UK, prolific dancer Mavin Khoo and the rest of the Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company performed the same dance. The production aimed to depict time travel, time zones, memory and displacement.

The production 'Phantasmaton' was concerned with the interchange. Presentations of changes included live dancers interchanging with video relayed dancers and live music in between recorded music. Pre-recorded electronic music was also played over live traditional Arabic vocals of renowned singer Natacha Atlas. Phantasmaton was co-commissioned by East London Dance as part of a residency in East London and previewed at Stratford Circus,London on 1 February 2002.

'Hinterland_ and Phantasmaton' were performed at Greenwich Town Hall and The Place Theatre, London from 5 - 8 March 2002.
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.