WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Akram Khan Company is UK based with a truly global focus. Khan's choreography is a dazzling fusion of classical Indian katak and western contemporary dance - dance that is bold, uninhibited, intelligent, inventive and challenging.
iTMOi (in the mind of igor) is Khan's first full-length ensemble piece since Vertical Road in 2010 and is inspired by the work of prolific composer Igor Stravinsky. Created in the 100th year since Stravinsky's iconic Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) was composed, iTMOi explores the human condition and the way in which Stravinsky transformed the classical music world by evoking emotions through pattern, rooted in the concept of a woman dancing herself to death. Featuring an original score by Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost, iTMOi is yet another extraordinary artistic collaboration from Khan and a talented artistic team including costume designer Kimie Nakano, dramaturge Ruth Little and an international cast of 12 dancers. Running time: 1hr 20mins (approx)
Part of A String of Rites season