The Shiver

Music Composition for full length live dance performance “The Shiver” by Sadhana Dance. Premiered July 2010 followed by a UK tour. composed in collaboration with Kathy Hinde.

“The Shiver – the first work from Subathra Subramaniam’s new dance company Sadhana. The Shiver features dance, music, image and spoken word in a performance that blurs the boundary between each. Three dancers explore the psychology and physiology, the emotions and events, behind what makes us shiver.

Based on an original idea by the South Bank’s internationally acclaimed Associate Artist Lemn Sissay, The Shiver features original text from Lemn and cutting-edge science from Oxford neuroscientist Professor Morten Kringelbach. As well as the piece exploring and raising questions about why we shiver – whether through pain or pleasure – most performances will be followed by involving the audience in a Café Scientifique discussion chaired by Quentin Cooper, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Material World. ”