The Pursuit of Now is an improvised work by Akram Khan, with Azeri jazz pianist Shahin Novrasli, that was performed at Sadler’s Wells as part of the Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts. The Pursuit of Now was the world premiere of a unique contemporary dance-jazz infusion that brought two greats to the London stage.
For two nights only, Akram and fellow dancers (Honji Wang and Rootlessroot – Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea) improvised to set pieces with Shahin and his musicians at London’s premiere dance venue. Farooq Chaudhry, producer of Akram Khan Company, said: “Exposing audiences to artistic talent from unfamiliar parts of the world to London is very much at the heart of my work and I am thrilled to be involved in the Buta Festival, for this unique chance for dance and music enthusiasts to see Akram’s exciting new collaboration with Shahin.”
Honji Wang (17 March 2015)
Rootless – Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea (18 March 2015)
Pianist Shahin Novrasli