After the duets with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Zero Degrees) and Sylvie Guillem (Sacred Monsters), the English choreographer of bengali origin Akram Khan gathers again an international cast of dancers of several origins, traditions and cultures.
This time, Akram Khan's recent collaborates with the National Ballet of China. Entitled Bahok and having received its premiere in Beijing on 25 January 2008, Bahok combines the dynamics of modern China, elements of Chinese folk dancing and Kathak, one of the major Indian dance styles, as well as western/modern and classical dance influences. Khan’s long time collaborator multi-award winning composer Nitin Sawhney has created the music especially for Bahok.
Artistic direction and choreography: Akram Khan
Materials created and performed by: Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Kim Young Jin, Meng Ningining, Andrej Petrovic, Saju, Sun Chia-Ying, Wang Yitong, Shanell Winlock, Zhang Zhenxin
Composer: Nitin Sawhney
Text: Hanif Kureishi
Consultant for Chinese music: Gisele Edwards
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