Premiere: 28 March 2002, Creteil, France
Royal Festival Hall choreographer in residence Akram Khan teams up with the celebrated talents of Anish Kapoor (set design) and Nitin Sawhney (composer) to present his company’s first full length evening work Kaash (Hindi word for “if”). “Hindu Gods, black holes, Indian time cycles, tablas, creation and destruction” are the starting points for this new work for 2002. Danced by a five - strong international cast of performers, Kaash continues Akram Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form Kathak.
Artistic Direction and Choreography -
Composer - Nitin Sawhney
Additional Music - 'Spectre' by John Oswald played by The Kronos Quartet
Set Designer - Anish Kapoor
Light Designer - Aideen Malone
Costumes Designer - Saeunn Huld
Materials devised and performed by
Rachel Krische (until August 2003)
Inn Pang Ooi
Eulalia Ayguade Farro (after August 2003)
The South Bank Centre
Maison Des Arts Creteil
Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
kaash has also been created with generous support from The Quercus Trust, The Jerwood Space and Birmingham DanceXchange.
Duration: 55 minutes