Swapping Shadows (2018)

Upcoming performance: Saturday 19/10/2019, London (exact time and venue to be announced nearer the date)


Smooth shapes, loose tumbles and harmonious lines with effective, uncomplicated lighting. Eye-soothing synchronisation, syncopation, mirroring and the dancers’ personal connection made Swapping Shadows joyfully easy to watch.

–  Stephanie Brown

Dancers: Shivaangee Agrawal & Yanaëlle Thiran. Costume designer: Akshy Marayen. Lighting designer: Sally Somerville-Woodiwis. Choreographer: Yanaëlle Thiran

Music: Intro by Joris Vanvinckenroye; Whispering to Waves by Mehmet Polat Trio (with text by Yanaëlle Thiran); 21 and Hassan – Chabi Majnoun by Oneira; Intro 2 by Wouter Vandenabeele (with poem: Shadows by Kathryn Rock, read by Shivaangee Agrawal)

Duration: 19 minutes


A stunning inspirational piece!

– Tom O’Gorman, dance student


Past performance dates:

  • 07/10/2018: Quinzena de Dança de Almada, Portugal
  • 23/01/2018: Premiere at The Place, London, as part of Resolution 2018
  • 08/12/2017: Sharing of a work in progress at the Bunker Theatre, London
  • 03/12/2017: Sharing of a work in progress at Chestnuts Community Centre, London


Beautiful music and lighting and I enjoyed every moment of it. It lifted my spirit and made me excited about dance!

– Zoe Georgalis, dance artist


“We dance with the shadows
And become more than we are
More than we could have been
Before we stumbled into the shadow shoes
And attempted to submerge ourselves
In them”

– Kathryn Rock (https://hellopoetry.com/kathryn-rock/)


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