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Composer: Sawhney, Nitin (b. 1964)

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Year of birth1964
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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May 2019
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BarcelonaIT Dansa - Youth company of the Institut del Teatre

IT Dansa - Youth company of the Institut del Teatre
Sawhney, Various
Akram Khan; Israel Galván; Alexander Ekman; IT Dansa
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Diverse influences of music and dance displayed in Dystopian Dream

Dystopian Dreams © Johan Persson
When Nitin Sawhney envisioned a theatrical realisation of his album Dystopian Dream, Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang were commissioned to bring it to life on stage. Joined by singer Eva Stone, the result is a hybrid production of dance and music performances.
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Khan's Kash

© Louis Fernandez
Akram Khan revives his first full evening work, Kaash (2002) at London’s Sadler’s Wells.  
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Kaash explores diversity within structure

Akram Khan's Kaash © Jean Louis Fernandez
Expressive dancers explore diversity within a conceived structure, though its fragmented tone challenges cohesion.   
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Manga in Motion

©  Tezuka Productions
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s new work takes its inspiration and title from Japan’s foremost comic book or ‘manga’ artist, Osamu Tezuka, (1928-1989). Revered in Japan, Tezuka is often described as the East’s answer to Walt Disney, yet the work of this doctor turned animator is significantly more complex and sophisticated.
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Vertical Road

Richard Haughton
Vertical Road is Akram Khan’s latest contemporary ensemble work in which he focuses on spirituality and the question of faith. The Vertical Road of the title is the sacred road, the path of ascent, as opposed to the secular life of the horizontal road.
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