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Akram Khan Company - We are but Shadows Tickets - Sadler's Wells, London

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Venue Information
Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

Akram Khan Company - We are but Shadows

With the support of Darbar Festival, Akram Khan Company present: We are but Shadows at Sadler's Wells. An evening comprised of two Indian classical works, both performed originally as part of Akram Khan and Mavin Khoo’s dance curation for the festival. Jwala is a three-part production exploring the Sanskrit phrase ‘Jwala Vyapnoti Akasham’, meaning the Rising Light fills space, envisioning ‘Jwala’ as the flickering flame, a powerful symbol of life and spirit. Jwala explores the enigmatic quality of the flame: that which burns is that which simultaneously illuminates.

Created after the passing of her father and the birth of her daughter, Jwala finds connection between death and life, between saying goodbye and looking ahead, between release and hope, between shedding and seeking. Through dynamic choreography by Mythili Prakash, accompanied by an evocative musical score, Jwala seeks to summon the multiple resonances of the Rising Flame from the cosmic, to the temporal, and the spiritual.

In the second work of the evening, I am Ravana, an all-male Bharatanatyam ensemble from the Temple of Fine Arts Inner Space Dance perform choreography by Mavin Khoo, accompanied by female musicians and vocalist Chitra Poornima. Drawing from the musical tradition of Bhajan hymns, alluding to the spirit of Lord Rama, this new work explores three scenes from the Sanskrit epic Ramayana; the abduction of Sita, the building of the bridge by Rama’s army of monkeys and the killing of the demon God Ravana.

Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 13th October 2020
Booking Until: Tuesday, 13th October 2020
Show Schedule
Tue: 7.30pm
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Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2020, 19:30 Sadler's Wells, London Akram Khan Company - We are but Shadows
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