by Beat Rice
Akram Khan’s movement is visceral, yet fluid, with influences of Kathak. There is much variety in the dances within the piece. Not only does that make it interesting to watch, but it also shows how versatile and skilled Khan is as a dancer. Every movement is specific and with intention, as with every set piece, lighting cue, and sound effect. One can quickly see from the way the production elements work together that Khan’s company has assembled a mighty team of artists with a very clear and cohesive idea of DESH.
In all, Akram Khan and his collaborators create a breathtaking production and sensory theatrical experience. Opportunities to see these types of work from another continent are rare, and the run is short, so catch it while you can.
Run ends November 2