Swapping Shadows

2018

Swapping Shadows

2018
Swapping Shadows is a delicate and intricate duet in which two dancers trained respectively in contemporary dance and bharatanatyam follow each other’s footsteps. Their elegant encounters reveal symmetries and synchronicity as shadows shift and dancers drift towards and away from the light.

Beautiful music and lighting and I enjoyed every moment of it. It lifted my spirit and made me excited about dance!

Zoe, Dance Artist
Performed and reprogrammed several times since its creation in 2018, Swapping Shadows was Shivaangee Agrawal and Yanaëlle Thiran’s first collaboration. The geometry of the choreography laid the ground for Company Concentric’s name and identity.

Swapping Shadows had the benefit of two very impressive performers, choreographer Yanaëlle Thiran, and Shivaangee Agrawal. In their solos, each woman confidently held the stage and working together they mirrored the eponymous shadows in interesting and effective choreography.

Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

The entire piece was engaging throughout and with the tremendous integrity of the subtleties of movement and choreography as a whole, I was captivated by not only what I could see but even by what I couldn’t.

Audience member, Resolution 2018

Eye-soothing synchronisation, syncopation, mirroring and the dancers’ personal connection made Swapping Shadows joyfully easy to watch.

Stephanie Brown, Resolution reviews

Eye-soothing synchronisation, syncopation, mirroring and the dancers’ personal connection made Swapping Shadows joyfully easy to watch.

Stephanie Brown, Resolution reviews
Production
Details

DANCERS
Shivaangee Agrawal
Yanaëlle Thiran

CHOREOGRAPHY
Yanaëlle Thiran

MUSIC
Mehmet Polat Trio
Oneira
Joris Vanvinckenroye
Wouter Vandenabeele

TEXTS
Yanaëlle Thiran and Kathryn Rock (read by Shivaangee Agrawal)

COSTUME DESIGN
Akshy Marayen

LIGHTING DESIGN
Sally Somerville-Woodiwis

PHOTOGRAPHY
Madeleine Rose and Julia Testa

DURATION
19 minutes

PRESS
Dance Across Mediums
The Place
Seeing Dance

PAST PERFORMANCES
19/10/2019: Dance Festival Croydon
07/10/2018: Quinzena de Dança de Almada, Portugal
23/01/2018: Premiere at The Place, London, as part of Resolution 2018
08/12/2017: Sharing of a work in progress at the Bunker Theatre, London
03/12/2017: Sharing of a work in progress at Chestnuts Community Centre, London