Tracing a journey to a space of light and celebration, First Light, a specially commissioned work from Akademi brings life to the 21st Century Light Space Modulator designed by Jason Bruges Studio.
First Light is a new creative contemporary performance experience which transforms an underused section of London’s South Bank through a collaboration between the 21st Century Light Space Modulator and Choreographerand Bharatanatyam dancer Seeta Patel from Akademi.
The piece combines the aesthetics of contemporary and Bharatanatyam dance art to create a narrative that nimbly jumps from fear of the unknown to discovery and enlightenment.Taking inspiration from the age old concepts of good overcoming evil, light overcoming darkness, and the divine female energy of the Hindu goddess Durga in her nine incarnations, this work evolves through a myriad of different colours culminating in an interplay between dance, music, light and space.
This exciting collaboration from lighting and electrical manufacturer Havells-Sylvania, Jason Bruges Studio and Southbank Centre provides the backdrop for a stunning exclusive performance.
Choreographer: Seeta Patel
Composer: John Metcalfe
Performers: Adam Kirkham, Luke Divall and Seeta Patel
Cellist: Daisy Vatalaro
Music arrangement: Alistair Murray
Lighting Designer: Ben Cowens
Associate Lighting Designer: Prema Mehta
Rehearsal Directors: Revanta Sarabhai and Kamala Devam