|Gnosis: Akram Khan Company|
After detours with Sylvie Guillem in Monstres Sacrés [Stage Legends] (2007) and Juliette Binoche for In-I (2008), and also the creation of a contemporary piece about exile entitled Bahok (2008), dancer and choreographerAkram Khan returns to his roots in the tradition of his childhood : the kathak.
Drawing from sources both ancient and modern, Gnosis is inspired in part by the Hindu epic the Mahabharata and the story of Gandhari, the wife of the blind king who blindfolds herself for life to share his journey. As her family becomes embroiled in an internecine war, Gnosis explores notions of inner knowledge and clouded vision, experiencing darkness while being blind to light.
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