6th July 2015

Subhash Viman presents: Fly From and Shan

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A new double-bill in development from a prodigiously talented dance artist.

Subhash Viman is a promising new talent in the realm of dance who is heavily influenced by hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance styles. He has trained in classical Indian dance under acclaimed teachers in the UK and India learning Bharathanatyam from Chitraleka Bolar and Chaaya Kanavate, and Kathak from Nilima Devi MBE and Asha Joglaker.

In 2011 he danced his way into India’s most popular TV dance show Just Dance and was also honourably invited to perform alongside Amitabh Bachchan for his 70th birthday celebrations in front of the crí¨me de la crí¨me of Bollywood.

After working alongside Aakash Odedra with whom he co-choreographed and performed in the successful German tour, he went on to develop the movement vocabulary for Murmur, a new work by Odedra and choreographer Lewis Major.

Subhash is currently developing his first evening of new solo work that includes Fly From with world-renowned choreographer Saju Hari, looking at the many different ways in which people protest and Shan, which explores his personal experience of being bullied and uses movement vocabulary from martial arts.

Fly From

“In the end, you are only left with your flesh and bones to speak”.

Fly From is an abstract response to the ongoing uprising and violent oppressions witnessed across the globe. From the ‘standing man of Taksim Square’ in Istanbul to the self immolation of the Buddhist Monks in Tibet, this new choreographic work will look at soft and extreme forms of self-activism like hunger strikes, silent fasts and self-immolation.

Protests are breaking out spontaneously globally. Everyone is taking sides. Amongst this chaos, there are individual methods of protest that are creative yet dangerous. Helpless individuals in suffocated societies are left with no way and means to express their frustration. Individuals who cannot gather a group or who aren’t part of one are finding ways of expressing themselves with their bodies.

Performer/Movement Interpretation:
Subhash Viman Gorania

Saju Hari

Digital Design:
Carl Stevenson

Samir Bhamra


Taking inspiration from an ancient Chinese poem, Subhash explores how social and economic conditioning affects our attitudes towards equality. Subhash is being mentored by Jean Abreu as he creates live dance influenced by martial arts techniques with digital technologies.

rén zhÄ« chÅ« – people at birth
xí¬ng bÄ›n shí n – are naturally good (kind-hearted)
xí¬ng xiāng jí¬n – their natures are similar
xí­ xiāng yuÇŽn – but their habits make them different (from each other)

Performer and Choreographer:
Subhash Viman

David Faleris

Uyanga Bold

Creative Collaborater:
Chirag Lukha

Choreographic Mentor:
Jean Abreu

Digital Design:
Darius Powell

Mair Perkins

Special Thanks:
Hetain Patel, Diene Sagna, Hemisha Dave, Arvinder Batra and Anand Bhatt

Suitable for all ages