Gnosis - Edinburgh International Festival 2014

2014-08-19 20:00 - 2014-08-21 21:35

Gnosis - Edinburgh International Festival 2014

When: 19-21 Aug 2014 Tue-Thu 20:00
Where: King's Theatre


Gnosis©Richard Haughton

Gnosis - Edinburgh International Festival 2014

Drawing from sources both ancient and modern, Gnosis is inspired in part by the Hindu epic the Mahabharata and the story of Gandhari, the wife of the blind king who blindfolds herself for life to share his journey. As her family becomes embroiled in an internecine war, Gnosis explores notions of inner knowledge and clouded vision, experiencing darkness while being blind to light.

One of the world's most original and exciting dance artists, Akram Khan's inimitable style combines classical Indian Kathak dance with his contemporary dance roots. Pursuing the idea of the 'knowledge within', Gnosis is an exploration of the inner and outer battles of characters, the human and the godly on a pathway of transformation culminating in a shattering conclusion.

Khan is accompanied on stage by an ensemble of exceptional musicians from around the world and acclaimed dancer Fang-Yi Sheu from Taiwan. This revival of Gnosis has been commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival.


Gnosis©Richard Haughton

Artistic Director/Choreographer/Dancer: Akram Khan
Dancer(Guest artist): Fang-Yi Sheu
Vocals: Koushik Aithal
Mridanga: B C Manjunath
Violin: Kartik Raghunathan
Cello: Lucy Railton
Tabla: Sanju Sahai
Percussion: Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Dramaturgy: Ruth Little
Lighting and set designer: Fabiana Piccioli
Costume designers: Kimie Nakano and Kei Ito


Running time:1 hour and 35 minutes approximately.
Audio described:Thursday 21 August 19:45.


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