Kaash (Revival)

World Premiere: 28 March 2002, Maison des Arts, Créteil
Original tour: 133 shows, 65 venues, 23 countries
Revival Premiere: 12 December 2014, MC2: Grenoble
Most recent performance: 23 April 2022, Southbank Centre, London

(Revival of the 2002 full-length work)

Akram Khan teamed up with the celebrated talents of Anish Kapoor and Nitin Sawhney to present his company’s first full-length evening work fourteen years ago. “Hindu Gods, black holes, Indian time cycles, tablas, creation and destruction” were the starting points for this work in 2002. Danced by a strong international cast of performers, Kaash (Hindi word for “if only”) continued Akram Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form Kathak.

Kaash (Revival)

Production Trailer

Artistic Direction / Choreography Akram Khan
Composer Nitin Sawhney
Set Design Anish Kapoor
Lighting Design Aideen Malone
Costume Design Kimie Nakano

Additional Music ‘Spectre’ by John Oswald played by The Kronos Quartet
Voice Akram Khan, B C Manjunath
Sound Recording Bernhard Schimpelsberger

Producer Farooq Chaudhry

Revival for 5 dancers
Performers Sadé Alleyne, Sung Hoon Kim, Nicola Monaco, Sarah Cerneaux, Jasper Narvaez

Rehearsal Director Kristina Alleyne
With the support of Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Moya Michael and Andrej Petrovic

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Exploration

"Kaash stands as a striking work of pure dance that takes the spectator on a journey from the vast echo of outer space down into the red-hot centre of the Earth."

- Debra Craine

Press

Quote from The Times review | 2016

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