In line with the jubilee year, in this trilogy Ballet Vlaanderen will present some of the most popular productions from past seasons.

In Kaash, Hindi for ‘if’, the British-Bengali choreographer Akram Khan presents his own vision of Shiva, the god of both destruction and creation. The world-famous artist Anish Kapoor translates this transcendent theme into a poetic stage setting. With his compelling rhythmic structures, the English-Indian composer Nitin Sawhney then creates parallels with Khan’s powerful movement idiom, rooted in the Indian dance form Kathak.

In his virtuoso duet Faun, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created a new perspective on one of the most important works in music and dance history, namely Claude Debussy’sPrélude à l’après-midi d’un faune in the original, legendary choreography by Vaslav Nijinski. In Cherkaoui’s sensual version, he lets the faun meet his female counterpart in a complex game of animal attraction. Nitin Sawhney provides a fascinating contemporary translation into music.

In her highly acclaimed Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, the Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite approaches the theme of rescue between two people in a very personal way. Petite’s work is characterized by a brilliant theatricality and a keen language of movement. In ten intimate duets, she shows us a close-up of the interaction between two people and never shies away from humour and self-questioning.

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Dance Europe on Akram Khan's 'Kaash'

“It's an exciting work, full of swirling spins and swan-necked arms inspired by Khan's beloved Kathak.”

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