Artistic Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan
Composer: Nitin Sawhney
Set Design: Anish Kapoor
Lighting Design: Aideen Malone
Costume Design: Kimie Nakano
Additional Music 'Spectre' by John Oswald played by The Kronos Quartet
Voice: Akram Khan, B C Manjunath
Sound recording: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Produced by Farooq Chaudhry
Performed by Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Sung Hoon Kim, Nicola Monaco, Sarah Cerneaux
Rehearsal Director: Yen-Ching Lin
With the support of Andrej Petrovic, Eulalia Ayguade Farro and Moya Michael
Technical Director: Richard Fagan
Technicians: Alex Castro, Paul Moorhouse
Tour Manager: Mashitah Omar
Akram Khan teamed up with the celebrated talents of Anish Kapoor and Nitin Sawhney to present his company’s first full-length evening work fourteen years ago. “Hindu Gods, black holes, Indian time cycles, tablas, creation and destruction” were the starting points for this work in 2002. Danced by a strong international cast of performers, Kaash (Hindi word for “if only”) continued Akram Khan’s quest to build bridges between the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form Kathak.
“As our first full-length company piece back in 2002, where I had the great opportunity to collaborate with Anish Kapoor and Nitin Sawhney, Kaash holds a very special place in our journey and in our hearts, and I am excited that it is now our first ever revival. Our new five-strong cast of international performers will shed another light and energy on the piece, focused on physicality and precision, that I believe still has all its relevance today.” – Akram Khan
Kaash was originally created with the generous support of Southbank Centre (London), Tramway (Glasgow), Vooruit (Gent), Sampad (Birmingham), DanceEast (Ipswich), Maison des Arts de Créteil, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Kaash was also created with generous support from The Quercus Trust, The Jerwood Space and Birmingham DanceXchange.
The 2014 revival of Kaash was supported by a residency at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.
Akram Khan is an Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, London, and Curve, Leicester.
Supported by Arts Council England