performance & dance
dance

Kaash by Akram Khan

Part of Shankar 100

See Akram Khan's celebrated dance work inspired by Hindu Gods, black holes, Indian time cycles, tablas, creation and destruction.

After 18 years, Khan returns to Southbank Centre with his company's first full-length dance production, created in 2002 in collaboration with visual artist Anish Kapoor and composer Nitin Sawhney.

In an exclusive four-show run, the company invites a cast of international performers to bring Kaash (Revival) back to life once more.

Kaash (the Hindi word for ‘if only’) continued Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form Kathak.

The revered dance-maker appears as part of our Shankar 100 series, celebrating pandit Ravi Shankar’s 100th birthday celebrations in 2020.

If Kaash was a revelation then, it hasn’t lost its impact now.
The Guardian ★★★★
Kaash stands alone 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.
The Times ★★★★
We may be in the realm of the gods, there’s certainly something beyond mortal here.
Evening Standard ★★★★
It’s elemental and logical in the same breath.
The Independent ★★★★

Dates & times

22 May 2020 - 25 May 2020
Approximate run time: 55 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£15 - £30
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£15, £20, £25, £30

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 12+

Ticketing
Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Kaash by Akram Khan