Date(s) of Performance

2/8/12 - 2/12/12


Akram Khan Company


Material Devised and Performed by: Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Konstandina Efthymiadou, Salah El Brogy, Ahmed Khemis, Yen-Ching Lin, Andrej Petrovic, Elias Lazaridis, Sung Hoon Kim


Akram Khan uses his body as a voice, one that strives to speak clearly in a chaotic world. Recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Artist Award by the International Society for the Performing Arts, Khan blends eastern and western traditions (including those of his ancestral home, Bangladesh) into a vibrant expression of our shared humanity that obliterates the borders of both genre and geography.Vertical Road (The Age Critics’ Award for Best New Work, 2010) aims to change the direction of our stream of consciousness. This transcendent production is a meditation on humanity’s constant struggle between gravity and grace, drawing inspiration from the Sufi tradition and the words of beloved Persian poet and philosopher Rumi. Gnosis (South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award, 2011) presents Akram Khan in classical solo performances and a duet that pursue the idea of “the knowledge within.” Featuring live music and inspired by the Hindu epic Mahabharata, it is an exploration of the inner and outer battles between the human and the divine


Theatre and Performance Studies



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Vertical Road



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