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Akram Khan Company - We Are But Shadows Tickets - Sadlers Wells Theatre

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Akram Khan Company - We Are But Shadows

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The Akram Khan Company along with support from Darbar Festival present: We are but Shadows at Sadlers Wells on October 13th 2020. This is an evening comprised of two classical Indian works that were both performed originally as part of Mavin Khoo and Akram Khan's dance curation for the festival.  

Exploring the traditional Sanskrit phrase ‘Jwala Vyapnoti Akasham’, which means the 'Rising Light fills space', Jwala is a three-part production that envisions ‘Jwala’ as the flickering flame, a powerful symbol of both spirit and life that explores the enigmatic quality of the flame. It was created following the birth of her daughter and the passing of her father, Jwala delves into the connection between life and death, between saying goodbye and looking forward, between hope and release, between seeking and shedding.  

Featuring a combination of dynamic choreography by Mythili Prakash, along with an evocative musical score, Jwala summons up the multiple resonances of the Rising Flame from the cosmic, to the spiritual and temporal.  

The second piece of work of the evening, 'I am Ravana', features an all-male Bharatanatyam ensemble from the Temple of Fine Arts Inner Space Dance performing dazzling choreography by Mavin Khoo, and accompanied by Chitra Poornima, who draws inspiration from the traditional music of Bhajan hymns, that allude to the spirit of Lord Rama.  This new work explores into three different scenes from the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, the building of the bridge by Rama’s army of monkeys, the abduction of Sita, and the killing of the demon God Ravana.
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