Photos: Malcolm Johnson

The health and safety of our audience, artists, participants, and employees is our paramount concern, and so in line with government advice, BSDC is suspending all our upcoming public performance and project activities in light of the current public health crisis.

During the crisis, our staff team is all working remotely, using this time to reflect and review and to plan future work. We are connecting digitally as a team and with partner organisations, including BSDC Schools. We are converting some of our workshops into an online learning experience that aligns with our strategy. We are continuing to pay our freelancers and we are mindful of people’s situations.

We look forward to sharing more digital content with you soon and we hope to reschedule as much of our live work as possible; please check this website regularly for updates. We greatly appreciate your continued support and understanding during this time. For additional information please email alphie.bsdc@gmail.com

Explore the process

A lost art?
A bridge to India
Immersed in music
When Worlds Collide
The Idea (learning to dance)
Natural curiosity and questions (learning to dance)
Composer thoughts on Learning to Dance
In the presence of geniuses
The story (love and spice)
A dancer reflects on The Strategists (1)
Overview of The Strategists
Breakdown of The Strategists
Roundness of 12: a breakdown of the piece
Breakdown of the piece (love and spice)
Script (12)
Painter research
A dancer reflects on Love and Spice
Full Contact – highlights from the script
Dancer notes performance (flatlands)
Peacock Lake – genesis of the concept
Firing up the Mehfil Machine
The Collaborators
Creative Case – challenges along the way
The Guru-Shishya relationship
What is Kathak?
Life blood
Collaboration: Balbir & Gary
Colouring your emotions
Covid-19 Update on Monday, April 6th, 2020
Creative Case in action – July to September 2019
Finding my way in The Creative Spirit of John Curry
Talent Development – Abirami Eshwar
Talent Development – Kimberley Hardy
Collaborators: Lorna Brown and Gary Beacom
The Work: Act 1
The Work: Act 2
Planning the show
The 8 Dances
Performance
Who was Hans Krebs?
The Citric 
 Acid cycle
Accessibility
Balbir’s thoughts behind the work
Balbir on developing the work
Amrita Sher-Gil & Frida Kahlo
My favourite painting is. . .
Balbir reflects on The Two Fridas
Cast one
Devising in lockdown
Las dos Fridas
‘Alas Para Volar (Wings to Fly)’
Amrita – a story that lives in Art