Outwitting the Devil

Outwitting the Devil

We are thrilled to present our new Company production Outwitting the Devil. Stirring classical and contemporary, Akram Khan explores our oldest rituals in the midst of our ever-changing planet. He brings together a superb ensemble of six international artists sharing great differences in their practice: Ching-Ying Chien, Andrew Pan, Dominique Petit, James Vu Anh Pham, Mythili Prakash and Sam Pratt.

Inspired by the newly discovered fragment of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s earliest surviving great works of literature, Akram’s new work is a concentrated epic about ritual and remembering. In a landscape of broken tablets and fallen idols, its six characters trade their remaining wealth and stories, seeking to make whole the fragments of ancient knowledge lost and forgotten over time.

To weave the narrative and design of this new piece, Akram has invited his close collaborators: dramaturg Ruth Little, composer Vincenzo Lamagna, rehearsal director Mavin Khoo, costume designer Kimie Nakano, and writer Jordan Tannahill – joined by lighting designer Aideen Malone and visual designer Tom Scutt. Combining live and recorded music and video projection, Outwitting the Devil invites us all to the table where life, death and our half-remembered myths are the bread we break together.

Shows

Grand Théâtre, Aix-en-Provence, France
29 – 30 November 2019

Théâtre de Namur, Namur, Belgium
5 – 7 December 2019

Central Le Théâtre, La Louvière, Belgium
10 – 11 December 2019

La Comédie de Clermont Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France
7 – 8 January 2020

Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
10 January 2020

Théâtre de l’Olivier, Istres, France
17 January 2020

Theatres Tilburg, Tilburg, Netherlands
21 January 2020

Douwe Egbertszaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
22 January 2020

Cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium
25 January 2020

SPOT/Stadsschouwburg, Groningen, Netherlands
28 January 2020

Théâtre de Liège, Hasselt, Belgium
30 January 2020

Grand Espace, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
21 February 2020

Festival Schrittmacher Heerlen, Theater Heerlen, Heerlen, Netherlands
24 March 2020

Zuiderstrand Theater, The Hague, Netherlands
26 March 2020

Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao, Spain
3 – 4 April 2020

 

HERE and NOW

HERE and NOW 

Friday October 18th
Ashcroft Playhouse
Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Trailer

 

Margam

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 7:00pm
Krishna Gana Sabha

Outwitting the Devil

Outwitting the Devil

COLOURS International Dance Festival,
Theaterhaus
Stuttgart, Germany

13 – 14 July 2019

“I have awakened to a new way of dancing. And that is to dance my ideas through the bodies of others, including older dancers, who carry their histories and complex emotional experiences within them. But what remains unchanged is my passion for exploring old and new myths in the context of our times.” – Akram Khan

Credits

Artistic Director/Choreographer Akram Khan

Dramaturg Ruth Little
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Visual Designer Tom Scutt
Original Music Score and Sound Design Vincenzo Lamagna
Costume Designer Kimie Nakano
Writer Jordan Tannahill
Rehearsal Director Mavin Khoo

Dancers Ching-Ying Chien, Andrew Pan, Dominique Petit, James Pham, Mythili Prakash, Sam Pratt

Producer Farooq Chaudhry
Technical Manager Tina Fagan
Production Manager Florian Stagliano
Project/Tour Manager Mashitah Omar

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells London, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, scène nationale, COLOURS International Dance Festival 2019 – Stuttgart, Théâtre de Namur – Centre Scénique.

Supported by Arts Council England

Mythili Prakash + LADP

Friday, November 29, 2018
8:00 PM 9:30 PM

NOV 29, 30 + DEC 1, 2

One of the most celebrated and respected young Bharata Natyam dancers today, Mythili Prakash joins the LADP Company for a special double bill performance.

Mythili Prakash + LADP

Friday, November 30, 2018
8:00 PM 9:30 PM

NOV 29, 30 + DEC 1, 2

One of the most celebrated and respected young Bharata Natyam dancers today, Mythili Prakash joins the LADP Company for a special double bill performance.

Mythili Prakash Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 2018
11:00 AM 12:30 PM

Mythili Prakash: Movement, rhythm, and story-telling

This workshop provides a small glimpse into the magnificent world of Bharata Natyam.

Dancer Mythili Prakash will lead participants through movement sequences, footwork patterns, and small lyrical poems that explore story-telling through facial expression, body language, and gestural vocabulary.

Bharata Natyam is one of the most prominent classical Dance forms of India. With its origins in temple prayer ritual, this dance form is now seen performed on stages across the world. A traditional yet dynamic form that is characterized by geometric movements of the body, rhythmic patterns of the bare feet, and nuanced story-telling, Bharata Natyam combines music, poetry, and theatre to celebrate and explore life and spirit.

Mythili Prakash + LADP

Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:00 PM 9:30 PM

NOV 29, 30 + DEC 1, 2

One of the most celebrated and respected young Bharata Natyam dancers today, Mythili Prakash joins the LADP Company for a special double bill performance.

JWALA – Rising Flame

Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Event and tickets details:
JWALA – RISING FLAME By Mythili Prakash at Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, TX | Indian Event

Sunday August 12, 2018. 6:20 pm

IDIA Conference

Cubberly Theatre
4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

IDIA: I DANCE hence I AM
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Sunday August 18, 2018. 6:30 pm