Full-length work with original score
World Premiere: 14 May 2013, MC2: Grenoble
London Premiere: 28 May 2013, Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Paris Premiere: 24 June 2013, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Last performance: 2 May 2015, The New Israeli Opera, Tel-Aviv


iTMOi (in the mind of igor)

“In this work, I am interested in the dynamics of how Stravinsky transformed the classical world of music by evoking emotions through patterns, rather than through expression, and these patterns were rooted in the concept of a woman dancing herself to death. this approach is a huge inspiration to me. But in a sense I hope to reinvestigate it, not just through patterns, as Stravinsky did, but also through exploring the human condition. a rupture in the mind, a death in the body, and a birth in the soul, all remind us that the mind and imagination are wild and self-generating. in addition, to be creating this work with three different composers, Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost, allows us to discover many different sound-worlds, using Stravinsky as the key, the guide, the map.”
– Akram Khan




With an original score by Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost, and an international cast of 11 dancers, iTMOi is another extraordinary artistic collaboration from Khan and his talented team, creating a world where beauty and ugliness are ruptured to reveal how closely they interrelate with each other.


Artistic Director/Choreographer Akram Khan
Composers Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost
Producer Farooq Chaudhry

Material devised and performed by
Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Ching-Ying Chien, Denis ‘Kooné’ Kuhnert, Yen-Ching Lin, TJ Lowe, Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, Nicola Monaco, Blenard Azizaj and Cheng-An Wu

(Previous dancers: Hannes Langolf, Sung Hoon Kim)

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