Loose in Flight

Premiere: 11 March 2000, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Last performance: 30 November 2002, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

A new dance territory is being created here, with a driving score by Angie Atmadjaja, Akram blends and merges Kathak with contemporary dance. Using Kathak as the structural base, he continuously attempts to break out into lyrical passages of contemporary action. The river is crossed back and forth.

The dance-film is an interpretation of stage piece for screen, in which Akram Khan uses Kathak as the structural base continuously attempting to break out into lyrical passages of contemporary action. Director Rachel Davies chose to extend these themes graphically, creating an animated urban surrounding landscape.


Artistic Direction/Choreography/Costumes/Performance Akram Khan
Composer Angie Atmadjaja
Light Designers Akram Khan, Charlotte McClelland

Commissioned by Woking Dance Umbrella

Duration: 12 minutes


Choreography/Performer Akram Khan

Composer Angie Atmadjaja

Producer Rosa Rogers

Director Rachel Davies

Duration: 3 minutes

Loose in Flight - film

In the press

Akram Khan, by Lorna Sanders (May 2003)

Lorna Sanders writes about the beginning of Akram’s career from Loose in Flight to Fix, Rush, Polaroid Feet, Related Rocks and Kaash.


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