News: Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh

Friday 13 June 2008

Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh has received an Asian Women of Achievement Award. There were 44 nominations for the awards made in nine different categories, including Professional, Entrepreneur and Young Achiever. Shobana won in the Art and Culture category.

Receiving her award, at a ceremony at the London Hilton on 20 May she said: “It is a privilege and an honour to have been chosen for this prestigious award and to be among such distinguished women of achievement. I hope that the award will reaffirm the valuable contribution that artists make to the creative vigour of the UK.”

Shobana’s work has reached world wide audiences since she formed her own company (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company) in 1988. Today, the company has established itself as one of the leading exponents of contemporary dance.

One of the events in the company’s 20th anniversary year will be the première of a new work *2Step*, performed on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral, in July. *2Step* features a large ensemble of dancers from London Contemporary Dance School at The Place, LABAN and the Central School of Ballet.

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards was founded by Pinky Lilani OBE and organised by Real Business magazine to recognise all levels of achievement made by Asian women in the UK – whether professional or personal – within the commercial, professional, artistic and humanitarian sectors. More details

2Step premières on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 July at 1.15pm and 6.30pm. and will also be performed on Sunday 24 August 2008 as part of the Festival’s celebrations of the handover of the Olympics to London.

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