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
• Unique and exclusive recording at Sadler’s Wells of this worldwide box office hit, which has toured the globe extensively;
• Exclusive DVD bonus features: in-depth interviews with key collaborators, including internationally acclaimed choreographers Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem, stills gallery and limited edition collector’s booklet;
• Excerpts featured in the BBC’s Imagine programme.
“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” 4 STARS The Times
“An exhilarating evening of humour, charm and extraordinary tenderness” 5 STARS
The Sunday Telegraph
“A five-star display of speed, precision and power” The Guardian