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OUTWITTING THE DEVIL

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Kylie Minogue, Juliette Binoche and Florence + The Machine. Those are just some of the artists that celebrated and award-winning director, dancer and choreographer Akram Khan has been collaborating with. He is well-known for having created a section of the beautiful London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, and since founding Akram Khan Company in 2000, the company has reached international recognition as well as artistic and commercial success for its original and courageous work.

The performance Outwitting the Devil is an outstanding and visually beautiful tale about life, death, friendship and hope, inspired by the epic of king Gilgamesh from the ancient far east. The performers, aged 25 to 68 and from different cultures all over the world, are all exceptionally skilled, with backgrounds in different dance techniques like bharata natyam, contemporary and hip-hop.

Produced by Akram Khan Company (UK)

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Spilledato
29. maj 2021

Scene Musikhuset, Store Sal

Varighed 70 min.

TIME Saturday 20.00

PRICE 270-350 DKK

AGE From 8 years

LANGUAGE Mostly non-verbal

Reviews

"A masterpiece, inspired by the myth of Gilgamesh. [...] Between turmoil and bewitchment, the audience receive with full force the lessons of this story that hiccups and repeats itself tirelessly. A great storyteller, a conductor – at times of a demanding ritual, Akram Khan conjures everyone to challenge the subversive Devil, hidden in the darkest parts of the human being."

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"Another ancient legend for modern times from master storyteller Akram Khan"

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The epic of Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was according to myth a giant of five and a half meters. He was king of the city of Uruk in ancient Mesopotamia (Iraq), part god, part man and no one could equal his strength and beauty.


The story about him is inspired by a real king who is believed to have lived almost 5000 years ago. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written on clay tablets a thousand years later and is considered the world’s oldest piece of surviving notable literature.


Inspired by a newly discovered fragment of the epic, Akram Khan has created his new masterpiece Outwitting the Devil.

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


Creative Associate and Coach

Mavin Khoo


Rehearsal Directors

Ching-Ying Chien, Mavin Khoo, Azusa Seyama



Performed by

Jasper Narvaez, Dominique Petit, James Vu Anh Pham, Mythili Prakash, Sam Asa Pratt, Elpida Skourou



Executive Producer

Farooq Chaudhry


Technical Manager

Tina Fagan


Stage Manager

Lars Davidson


Lighting Engineer

Stéphane Déjours


Sound Engineer

Phil Wood


Project/Tour Manager

Mashitah Omar


LED Light Tube manufactured and supplied by

Light Contrast Ltd



Original material devised by

Ching-Ying Chien, Andrew Pan, Dominique Petit, James Vu Anh Pham, Mythili Prakash, Sam Asa Pratt



Co-produced by

Théâtre de Namur – Centre Scénique, CENTRAL – Centre Culturel de La Louvière, Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Sadler’s Wells London, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – scène nationale, COLOURS International Dance Festival 2019 – Stuttgart



Photo credits

Jean-Louis Fernandez

Special thanks to

Supported by

Arts Council England

Akram Khan

is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells and Mountview in London and Curve Leicester.

Special thanks to

Alistair Spalding, Vincent Thirion and Melanie Dumoulin, Patrick Colpé, Meinrad Huber and Eric Gauthier, Olivier Py and Agnès Troly, and the teams at Sadler’s Wells, CENTRAL – La Louvière, Théâtre de Namur, COLOURS Festival and Festival d’Avignon, Tamas Detrich and the team at Stuttgart Ballet, Mr. & Mrs. Khan, Yuko Khan, Aharya Dresses for Mythili Prakash’s costume and all the collaborators and technicians who have worked on the project.