Archived Events/ Autumn 2010


Sadhana, The Shiver

The Shiver

Date: Thu 21 Oct
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Prices: Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5
Suitable 14+

The Shiver is an interdisciplinary performance of dance and spoken word with three dancers exploring the scientific and emotional reasoning behind the physiological response of why we shiver.
This unique collaboration between Choreographer Subathra Subramaniam and internationally acclaimed poet-in-residence Lemn Sissay, is a result of a recent shared experience of the Arctic through the Cape Farewell project, now acknowledged to be one of the most significant sustained cultural responses to climate change.
Subathra continues her contemporary approach to the rich vocabulary of classical Bharata Natyam dance and The Shiver also draws on the work of Dr. Morten Kringlebach, professor of psychiatry at Oxford University, to create a thought-provoking and poignant event with a specially commissioned soundtrack by Kathy Hinde and lighting design by Aideen Malone.

Subathra is an Associate Choreographer at Akademi; an Associate Artist at South East Dance and is the current Artist in Residence at The UCL Environment Institute, University College London.

Café Scientifique accompanies each performance

The Café Scientifique will be chaired by Quentin Cooper (of BBC Radio 4’s The Material World) to enable audiences to gain a deeper and richer insight into the ideas behind the making of The Shiver in order that they might engage more directly with the piece and the various collaborators who have worked on its production.

IMAGE: Rebecca Zalatan