28 Aug '19 to 29 Aug '19

Outwitting the devil

Akram Khan Dance Company / Akram Khan

Everywhere humanity goes, they leave an indelible mark on their surroundings that lasts for centuries. Master choreographer Akram Khan and six dancers go in search of fragments of wisdom from ancient times.

Everywhere humanity goes, they leave an indelible mark on their surroundings that lasts for centuries. Master choreographer Akram Khan and six dancers go in search of fragments of wisdom from ancient times.

The shards of ancient myths.

Akram Khan is one of today's most important choreographers. With his work, he bridges the gap between traditional Indian kathak and Western contemporary dance by collaborating with artists from all over the world, from choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to actress Juliette Binoche and superstar Kylie Minogue. The result is 'of unimaginable beauty', according to de Volkskrant. With his latest work, Outwitting the Devil, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, he redefines one of the oldest human rituals: coming together to share food.

Credits

choreography Akram Khan
dancers Ching-Ying Chien, Andrew Pan, Dominique Petit, James Pham, Mythili Prakash, Sam Pratt
dramaturgy Ruth Little
lighting Aideen Malone
visual design Tom Scutt
sound Design Vincenzo Lamagna
costume design Kimie Nakano

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