AKRAM KHAN – YES HE CAN

We don’t know about you but often find ourselves chatting on about how great last summer’s London Olympics were. We’re mostly talking about the Opening Ceremony and the epic job director Danny Boyle did to make it all happen so beautifully. But do you also remember the dance sequences and standout choreography too? Well, the striking show of limbs and impeccable coordination was down to choreographer Akram Khan. We can promise you this is one name you don’t want to forget.

Production shot from Vertical Road, Laurent Ziegler

Khan is the most celebrated contemporary choreographer of the moment and there’s now a chance for you to get a little slice of dance heaven in your life. Khan is set for another jam-packed summer with two new productions taking place at Sadler’s Well in London and across Europe in under two weeks.  ITMOI, or In The Mind of Igor is his new work inspired by the composer Igor Stravinsky’s iconic score The Rite of Spring. Khan will be drawing on the themes from the original ballet and the way in which Stravinsky broke new ground with his music. It’s the first full company’s work since 2010’s Vertical Road so we’re waiting with baited breath! Transforming themselves into animals or using incredible props, just where will Akram and his cast of 12 dreamy dancers take us this time?

Akram Khan Company, ITMOI, Richard Haughton