British modern dance choreographer Akram Khan started studying classical Indian dance at the tender age of 7. He is now a true innovator in fusing Western modern dance with the traditional moves of the Indian Kathak dance.
Since he presented his first work Loose in Flight in 1995, he has enjoyed a growing reputation as a superb and inventive dancer, with a taste for bold new styles. This marks his third time in Beijing, and in this performance he brings one of his best works to the stage to date: Vertical Road. Vertical Road debuted at London’s Curve Theatre in 2010, and this is the first time it will be performed in Beijing.
Inspired by Sufi traditions and the rhymes of Persian poet Rumi, Khan uses dance to explain where we can find spiritual peace in this fast-paced modern world. The work follows the perspective of eight different dancers, who hail from around Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as they make their way from earth to heaven. Don’t miss this chance to explore your spiritual side with these talented performers. 120-580 RMB
What: Akram Khan Vertical Road
Where: National Center for the Performing Arts
When: Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, 7:30pm
Tel: 6417-7845, 400-610-3721, 6655-0000