South Asia on the South Bank
A free spectacle of urban Indian music and movement will sprawl across the concrete at the South Bank this weekend. By Charlotte Cripps for The Independent
As spectacles go, Escapade is more Bollywood punk than Bombay Dreams. "We didn't want people to come and watch what Indian dancers always do," says film-maker Mark Murphy about Escapade, an outdoor performance inspired by popular South Asian culture.
Over two nights in August, the area outside the Royal Festival Hall will be transformed into a zany promenade of Indian dance, club culture, film and visuals, with 150 dancers performing on grass, gravel, staircases and the bridge stage. By the way the "ballerina" Mavin Khoo is a fella. But he does dance on pointe. click for more