Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer
Altered Skin26 Feb 7.30pm
We all present different faces to the world, but some are more different than most. In this funny and visually stunning one-man show, Shane Shambhu reveals the secret life he kept from his school friends when growing up in the cultural melting pot of East London.
Follow Shane’s transformation from “fat kid” to international performer as he breaks down ideas of race, language and culture. He explores his identity through funny and moving insights into the classical Indian dance form of bharatanatyam and a multi-lingual script.
This is no Bollywood “raga to riches” story: this is the real deal.
Duration: 1 hour 10 mins
"Brilliant! Hilarious! Heart-warming! Inspiration! Must See!"
"A great storyteller, a mercurial trickster with an exuberant love of life and dance"
"A solo brimming with more subtle invention and detailed information than I could absorb in one viewing"
"A highly entertaining show that asks some deep and resonant questions"
"It was impossible not to be engrossed by Shambhu’s quick-fire shape-shifting choreography"
"I was taken aback by Shane Shambhu’s excellent storytelling and characterisation skills"
"Entertaining, insightful and is a journey of some cultural significance too – and really very unexpectedly funny"