From 26 Oct 2018 13:00
To 28 Oct 2018 17:15

Battle Recreation Ground

This event is not ticketed

Inside a shipping container is something intimate and intricate. Unkindest Cut, by Sadhana Dance, interweaves dance, performance, text and film around an intricate light installation exploring some of the complex issues around young people and mental health.

"an intense and moving experience" - Gopa Roy, Pulse

It integrates their voices and stories to create a world that is emotionally rich, dark, captivating and sensitive. Unkindest Cut is a collaboration with audiovisual artists Kathy Hinde and Matthew Olden and lighting designer Aideen Malone, developed in association with Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Partha Banerjea and the South London and Maudsley Adolescent Mental Health Services.

In addition to public performances, there will be workshops with local young people, exploring the themes of the work.

Performances are FREE and each lasts for 30 minutes. The installation will be open to the public between performances:

Fri 26th Oct: 1.30pm & 4pm

Sat 27th Oct: 12.45pm & 5pm                               

Sun 28th Oct: 11am & 4.45pm

Meet the creators: Suba Subramaniam (choreographer/concept) and Lia Prentaki (project manager) at a public Q&A on Sat 27 Oct, 2.30-3.30pm at The Almonry, High St, Battle.

READ MORE: Subathra Subramaniam, artistic director of Sadhana Dance spoke to journalist Donald Hutera about dance and social change

"The dancer and choreographer Subathra Subramaniam, formerly the co-founder of Angika (with Mayuri Boonham), is now the artistic director of Sadhana Dance. Her twin interests in the arts and science also mark her out as an educator with an ongoing interest in public engagement of all kinds.

Because of my degree in medical biochemistry science is one of my main creative drivers. That I’m a science teacher, too, means that finding ways of engaging people in science is a curiosity I have. I make work in the hope that I can instill their curiosity in a subject."