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Kampnagel / K6
Fri, 13 Feb 2015   20:00

Akram Khan Company: iTMOi

Lux aeterna

London’s famous choreographer and dancer Akram Khan uses new techniques to stage a theme that has shocked and fascinated since the beginning of time: sacrifice. To this end he has chosen two of the most familiar and profound representations of sacrificial rituals, the biblical story of Abraham and Isaac and Igor Strawinsky’s scandal-ridden ballet »The Rite of Spring«, and combined them into a breathtaking concentration of images. For »iTMOi« (in the mind of igor) he created an entirely new soundtrack together with composers Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost, based on Strawinsky’s epoch-making score. Combined with images reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch’s grotesque mythical creatures, he presents a scenario wavering between dream and nightmare, which is equally moving and disturbing.


Akram Khan Company


Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Ching-Ying Chien, Denis ›Kooné‹ Kuhnert, Yen-Ching Lin, TJ Lowe,

Christine Joy Ritter, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, Nicola Monaco, Blenard Azizaj, Cheng-An Wu

Jocelyn Pook's Music vocal ensemble

Akram Khan choreography

Kimie Nakano costume design

Fabiana Piccioli lighting design

Nicolas Faure sound design


Akram Khan
iTMOi / in the mind of igor

Musik von Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook und Ben Frost

Promoter: Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.