AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | DANCE
Multi-award-winning choreographer Akram Khan kickstarts the next phase of his career and continues his passion for exploring old and new myths in the context of modern times with his latest production, Outwitting the Devil.
Inspired by the newly discovered fragment of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s earliest surviving great works of literature, Akram’s new work is a concentrated piece of dance-theatre about ritual and remembering. In a landscape of broken tablets and fallen idols, six characters trade their remaining wealth and stories, seeking to make whole the fragments of ancient knowledge lost and forgotten over time.
With a superb ensemble of dancers from Taiwan, Australia, Philippines, US and France, Outwitting the Devil invites us all to the table where life, death and our half-remembered myths are the bread we break together.
“His dance speaks to the gods” Welt am Sonntag
IMAGE | Jean Louis Fernandez