a feat of super-human movement... you've never seen anything like this*****- Time Out, Sydney
In a nutshell:
Stunning artistic feast / The Rite of Spring revisited / One of the hottest choreographers around
From Akram Khan, choreographer of a major section of the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, comes iTMOi (in the mind of igor), a dance work that goes for gold.
Imaginative and intelligent, iTMOi (in the mind of igor) is Khan's latest full-length ensemble piece — a mind-blowing dance work that showcases his choreographic genius and the groundbreaking vision of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky and his most famous ballet, The Rite of Spring.
When it was first performed in 1913, The Rite of Spring, with its disruptive music and outrageous design, sent shock waves through the audience. Khan's iTMOi lures us into Stravinsky's complex mind, a mind that transformed the shape of classical music and turned the world on its head.
Akram Khan's company of stupendous dancers mixes modern dance and traditional Kathak to produce indescribable movements shot through with an original vitality. Inspired by Stravinsky's original, a group of extraordinary composers, including Nitin Sawhney, have created pulsating sounds new to the ear, giving this mythical work its rich and delicate poetry.
Get yourself a ticket to this mind-boggling, must-see event about love, marriage, faith and sacrifice.
Akram Khan - recipient of The Critics' Circle National Dance Award, UK 2012
The Olivier Award (Dance), UK 2012
The South Bank Sky Arts Award (Dance), UK 2011
Fabiana Piccioli - recipient of the Knight of Illumination Award, Best Lighting Design in Dance for iTMOi, UK 2013
Co-produced by Sadler's Wells London, MC2: Grenoble, HELLERAU- European Center for the Arts Dresden, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Photography: J Louis Fernandez
Note: Contains nudity, smoke and loud music
Post-show Thursday 19 March