Akram Khan Dance Company journeys across boundaries to create uncompromising artistic narratives. They produce thoughtful, provocative and ambitious dance productions for the international stage fusing human themes and works with others to take them to new and unexpected places – embracing and working with other cultures and disciplines. The dance language in each production is rooted in artistic rirector, Akram Khan’s classical kathak and modern dance training, and continually evolves to communicate ideas that are intelligent, courageous and new, bringing with it international acclaim and recognition as well as artistic and commercial success.
Intuitive apprehension of spiritual truths, an esoteric form of knowledge sought by the Gnostics. Gnosis is a recent creation by Akram Khan in which he combines his classical Indian and contemporary dance roots. It begins as Khan revisits the classical motifs of two earlier works, Polaroid Feet and Tarana. We follow him on a pathway of transformation, culminating in a shattering conclusion. Pursuing the idea of the ‘knowledge within’, it is an exploration of the inner and outer battles of characters, the human and the godly.
Drawing from sources both ancient and modern, Gnosis is also inspired by the Hindu epic Mahabharata, in particular the story of Gandhari, the wife of the blind king who blindfolds herself for life to share his journey. It explores the notion of inner knowledge and clouded vision, seeing darkness and yet being blind to light.
Khan is accompanied on stage by an ensemble of exceptional musicians from around the world and acclaimed guest artist Fang-Yi Sheu from Taiwan.
Akram dedicates this performance to his guru, Sri Pratap Pawar and to all the other storytellers who continue the fight to tell the myriad of wonderful myths to the audiences of today.
Tickets priced at Rs 1000 (free seating – H row to M row), Rs 750 (free seating – N row to T row), Rs 500 (free seating – U row to Z row) and Rs 300 (balcony- A to M row)
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Date: 8th Sept, 2012
Time: 8 pm
Hitech City Road