ARTSREACH, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, makes its first appearance at Charmouth this autumn, on Thursday 15th November – and the show chosen to launch the new partnership is an absolute treat, a solo dance theatre work of charm and wit, that blends Cockney comedy with India’s classical Bharatanatyam dance.
Shane Shambhu will lead the audience on a colourful and enchanting journey through his life, from childhood in London’s East End to a career as an internationally acclaimed dancer – and at the end of the evening there is a chance to sample food inspired by Shane’s Kerala-inspired Cockeny Curry House.
Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer is an honest and humorous solo show that combines Indian dance and laugh-out-loud comedy.
With stories from his past, and dynamic Bharatanatyam dance sequences, Shane creates a vivid display of characters, lived experiences and comical stories, reflecting on how race, language, identity and cultures have defined him and his career.
It is a story that will be familiar to all those who have moved cities, migrated from other countries and struggled to create the cultural world of their dreams and lived experience.
After the show there is a chance to meet Shane and sample food from his Keralan heritage. Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer will be at Charmouth Primary School at 7.30pm.