Kaash (Revival) by Akram Khan Company
See Akram Khan's celebrated dance work inspired by Hindu gods, black holes, Indian time cycles, tablas, creation and destruction.
After 20 years, Akram Khan Company returns to the Southbank Centre with Khan'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.
Akram Khan Company appears as part of our rescheduled Shankar 100 series, celebrating pandit Ravi Shankar's 100th birthday.
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, BC Manjunath
Sound recording: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Producer: Farooq Chaudhry
Revival for 5 dancers
Performers: Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Sung Hoon Kim, Nicola Monaco, Sarah Cerneaux
Rehearsal director: Yen-Ching Lin
With the support of Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Moya Michael and Andrej Petrovic
Technical director: Richard Fagan
Technicians: Alex Castro, Peter Swikker/Paul Moorhouse
Tour manager: Mashitah Omar
Need to know
For ages 12+
Audio Description is available during the performance on Saturday 23 April at 7.30pm. There is also a Touch Tour available before this performance. To attend the Touch Tour, please arrive at the Ticket Office, Queen Elizabeth Hall, at 6pm.
Touch Tours give people the opportunity to touch the sets, props and costumes to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance, and may be particularly good for blind and partially-sighted visitors. For further information, please email [email protected]
Dates & times
- Standard entry£15 – £30*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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