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Sacred Monsters

Sacred Monsters

Director: Deborah May

Country:  UK

Year of Production:  2009

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Synopsis

This major work brings together two of today's pre-eminent dance talents, AKRAM KHAN, world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, and international superstar SYLVIE GUILLEM, as they explore the dynamics and language of two great classical dance forms, kathak and ballet.

"I have spent my life studying and performing kathak. It is the source of my creative process. Working with Sylvie Guillem is an exciting new challenge, giving me the opportunity to explore another classical dance language with one of its greatest exponents, and as a result unearth the things that are most often lost between the classical and modern world." - AKRAM KHAN

SACRED MONSTERS also features additional choreography by GAURI SHARMA TRIPATHI and LIN HWAI-MIN, Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwan, and live music specially created by PHILIP SHEPPARD.

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Cast

Starring: 

Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem

Credits

Director: Deborah May

Producers: 

Annie McGough, Suzanne Walker, Alistair Spalding, Douglas Cummins

Production Details

Country:  UK

Year of Production:  2009

Language:  English

Duration:  63 minutes

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Dance

DVD Release Date:  27th April 2009

Reviews

THE TIMES

"Sacred Monsters unites two ravishingly beautiful movers from opposing classical disciplines - ballet and kathak - and takes them to amazing places neither has gone before. An extraordinary meeting of minds and bodies"

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THE TIMES

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

"An exhilarating evening of humour, charm and extraordinary tenderness"

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THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

THE GUARDIAN

"A five-star display of speed, precision and power"

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