Akram Khan Company
(Revival of the 2002 full-length work)
Akram Khan teamed up with the celebrated talents of Anish Kapoor and Nitin Sawhney to present his company’s first full-length evening work twelve years ago. “Hindu Gods, black holes, Indian time cycles, tablas, creation and destruction” were the starting points for this work in 2002. Danced by a strong international cast of performers, Kaash (Hindi word for “if only”) continued Akram Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form Kathak.
Artistic Direction and 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, B C Manjunath
Sound recording: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Produced by Farooq Chaudhry
Associate Producer for the Revival: Bia Oliveira
Revival for 5 dancers
Performed by Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Sung Hoon Kim, Nicola Monaco, Christine Joy Ritter/Sarah Cerneaux
Rehearsal Directors: Andrej Petrovic and Eulalia Ayguade Farro, with the support of Moya Michael and Yen-Ching Lin
Technical Director: Sander Loonen
Technicians: Alex Castro, Richard Fagan, Paolo Zanin
Project and Tour Manager: Lies Doms
Material originally devised and performed by (2002-2004)
Akram Khan, Rachel Krische, Moya Michael, Inn Pang Ooi, Shanell Winlock and Eulalia Ayguade Farro
Kaash was originally created with the generous support of Southbank Centre (London), Tramway (Glasgow), Vooruit (Gent), Sampad (Birmingham), DanceEast (Ipswich), Maison des Arts de Créteil, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Kaash was also created with generous support from The Quercus Trust, The Jerwood Space and Birmingham DanceXchange.
The 2014 revival of Kaash was supported by a residency at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.
Supported by Arts Council England
Akram Khan is an Associate Artist of Sadler's Wells London.
Recorded and Edited by Maxime Dos