AKRAM KHAN COMPANY:
OUTWITTING THE DEVIL
Organizer: THESSALONIKI CONCERT HALL - 56th DIMITRIA FESTIVAL, DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE & TOURISM OF THE CITY OF THESSALONIKI
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The Akram Khan Company in the much talked about, emblematic production Outwitting the Devil!
Αncient Myths about Modern Times ... by an exceptional Narrator Akram Khan...
''One comes out of Outwitting the Devil more aware than ever of the ephemeral nature of existence.''
Having been honored with the Olivier 2019 award for his contribution to the arts, dance and the promotion of intercultural dialogue, Akram Khan creates and speaks with a sense of universal urgency for a Collective Humanity.
Night after night I have the same dream: I am young, immortal, an axe in my hand. The young man cannot imagine the old man he will become.
Α work based on different stories of Western culture and monotheistic tradition.
From East and West, traditional and classical dance to Hip-Hop, Akram Khan and his company urge the restart of human existence through Memory and Coexistence...
OUTWITTING THE DEVIL. Οlivier Award 2019/ Avignon Festival 2019
Having been honored with the distinction of choreographer / artist of the year 2020 for his contribution to the Arts and the promotion of intercultural dialogue in dance, Akram Khan conjures everyone to challenge the subversive Devil, hidden in the darkest parts of our existence.
Akram Khan: A great storyteller, a conductor
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece, they looked at it and thought they had the truth.”
''A truly magnificent work of art!''
It is about the destruction, the guilt, the deconstruction of values and ecosystem. Issues that play a leading role in the current social, cultural and environmental landscape.
''A moment of dance, music and text dazzling with power and gravity, a moment of absolute perfection''
''A mesmerising Dance, A Hypnotic experience created by Akram Khan''
''The coexistence of original music, choreography, text, exceptional dancers and light design created an amazing production that rightfully won the applause of the public.''
Akram Khan Company
Artistic director/Choreographer Akram Khan
Dramaturg Ruth Little
Lighting designer Aideen Malone
Visual designer Tom Scutt
Original music score and sound design Vincenzo Lamagna
Costume designer Kimie Nakano
Writer Jordan Tannahill
Material performed by Pallavi Anand, Luke Jessop, Joshua Jasper Narvaez, Louis Thato Partridge, Elpida Skourou, François Testory
Rehearsal director Nicola Henshall
Executive Producer Farooq Chaudhry
Photos Jean Louis Fernandez, Schrittmacher‘21
Translation & surtitles in Greek Zoe Siapanda
Co-produced by Théâtre de Namur – Centre Scénique, CENTRAL – Centre Culturel de La Louvière, Festival d’Avignon, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Sadler’s Wells London, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – scène nationale, COLOURS International Dance Festival 2019 – Stuttgart, Attiki Cultural Society, Athens Greece
Supported by Arts Council England
40€, 30€, 25€, 20€, 12€ (reduced)