As a dancer, rehearsal director, choreographer and teacher, Darshan Singh Buller’s career with London Contemporary Dance Theatre spanned from 1979 to 1994 under Artistic Director Robert Cohan. He became dancer & Assistant Director to Richard Alston Dance Company from 1994 to 1996 and was also a member of the Siobhan Davies Dance Company.
Darshan has created and directed works for international companies including, CeDeCe and for Companhia de Bailado Contemporaneo, (Portugal). Scottish Dance Theatre, CandoCo Dance Company, Nordic Dance Theatre, London Contemporary Dance Theatre & Rambert Dance Company. Collaborations with other artists, choreographers, musicians and film-makers include Graham Dean, Robert Cohan, Barry Guy, Barrington Pheloung, John Martyn, Jocelyn Pook and Kit Monkman Included in his works are collaborations with Director Micha Bergese to choreograph and direct the Opening Ceremony for the Millennium Dome and with the Shaolin Monks of China as Assistant Director and Choreographer for their Shaolin Wheel of Life production.
In 2002 Darshan was appointed Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre. During his five year tenure, he re-vitalised the reputation of the company on the national and international stage earning the 2006 Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Modern). Following a successful US tour in 2006, he stepped down as Artistic Director to return to freelance teaching and directing in the UK and USA.
His recent work includes the 2011 UK tour of Caravaggio , and Exile & Death for Singh Productions. In 2012 he choreographed Prometheus Awakes by Graeae, the UK’s leading disabled theatre company and La Fura Dels Baus, a Spanish based large scale outdoor theatre company. He has also directed the 2013 film “All American Alston” for Richard Alston Dance Company.
Last year saw Darshan teaching & choreographing for The Ailey School NYC, New World School of the Arts, Miami and teaching the cast of “The House of Dancing Water” Dragone in Macau China.
Now based in New York City, Mapping is Darshan’s first return to Phoenix since his departure in 2006