Born in London, England, of an Armenian mother and an Indian father. When he was 8 years old, his family moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This newfound culture collided with the two others and this started his quest for his identity, the source of his work as an artist.

Roger Sinha, artistic director, choreographer and dancer founded Sinha Dance in 1991. The histories of Sinha Danse and its creator are linked together. His choreographic journey began with Burning Skin (1992). The warm reception of the piece permitted numerous collaborations and creations. In 1996, Roger Sinha was awarded the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund to create a work for the Transitions Dance Company at the Laban Centre in London.

Roger Sinha recently developed an interest in video art and new technologies. The solo Zeros & Ones (2008) clearly expresses this passion with the use of film and interactive technology. In 2009, Zeros & Ones, Quebasian Rhapsody and Burning Skin toured 5 cities in India : Bangalore, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Sattal. As a filmmaker, he created two pieces. His first film, The Barber of Bangalore was shot entirely in India and has been presented in numerous festivals throughout the world. His second dance video Haters ‘n Baiters: The Culture Collision, won the popular vote for the Radio Canada International Roots competition in April 2010.

With his last creation, A Matter of Life & Breath (2011), Roger Sinha continues his exploration with interactive technologies by giving the six dancers the capacity to trigger images and sounds.

Projects by Roger Sinha

A Matter of Life & Breath

News about Roger Sinha

A Matter of Life & Breath: March 9-12, 2011

A Matter of Life and Breath

A Matter of Life and Breath