Beeja performs classical Bharatanatyam, presenting it in a way that is fresh, rigorous and exciting. The company creates innovative work in collaboration with artists from wide ranging disciplines, connecting dance with the worlds of story telling, theatre, music, multi media, and more. Many of Beeja’s performances are site specific, involve the audience and encourage interactivity. Beeja artists have performed throughout the UK and internationally, both as soloists and in ensembles in mainstream venues to appreciative audiences. Beeja has also performed extensively in non-conventional settings – Museums, hospitals, shopping malls, melas and even the London Undersgound.
• with live music – 3-6 musicians
• with recorded music and 1-2 musicians
• with recorded music.
• dancing area 20ft by 20ft (minimum), even wooden floor covered with a dance floor (vinyl), mopped and clean, safe for bare feet
• warm, well lit dancing area
• a mat or carpet for the musicians to sit.
• microphones for all accompanying musicians and the dancer
• sound system, CD player (with sound technician)
• feedback speakers
• a complement of front, side and top lights (with lighting technician).
• a warm changing room with a mirror, for the dancers and the musicians
• refreshments for the artists.
• hospitality and accommodation to be provided by the organiser with provision for vegetarian food.
• the artists would be accompanied by a administrator manager
• no photography or video except with the permission of the artist.
Examples of past performances
Experience the sights, sounds and smells evoked through South Asian dance, music and theatre; and meet some amazing characters along the way.
Recommended age: Five and under. Duration 30 mins
Art in Action 14
Anusha performed twice at Art in Action 2014. Art in Action was "Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work." Anusha performed a selection of classical pieces. In one of...
From the Heart
This choreographic work challenges notions of normal and abnormal, drawing inspiration from Anusha Subramanyam’s therapeutic and creative movement work with people with physical and mental challenges. It is an exploration of the dance that they created, using movement...
Fleeting Moments is a work conceived by Bishaka Sarker. Photo ©Vipul Sangoi
Draught of Fishes and Other Stories
This site specific performance was an encounter between Indian classical dance and the most celebrated surviving artworks of the Italian High Renaissance. Anusha performed infront of two of Raphael’s monumental biblical scenes interpreting and drawing out the stories...
Colour Contact was a competitive multi-media dance performance commissioned by the Museum of London for the London Voices exhibition, 2004. Colour Contact explores the city of London and its present history through the eyes of its inhabitants. It draws upon the...
Milk White Ocean
Milk White Ocean is a Hindu creation myth. Beeja collaborated with the Wonderful Beast Theatre Company to create the work, which was first presented in the Nehru Gallery at the V&A. The work was subsequently re-chreographed and performed in venues across London...
Deepam combines bharatanatyam with spoken text and poetry. It depicts some of the main episodes from the Ramayana: birth of Rama and his brothers; his exile from Kosala; attempted seduction of Rama and Lakshmana by the demoness Surpnakha, which results in her losing...