Akram Khan & Israel Galván — TOROBAKA

30 Jun - 5 Jul 2015

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


**** "The level of skill and invention on stage is remarkable"
The Guardian

Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. In just over a decade, he has created an imaginative, highly accessible and relevant body of work including productions such as DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees. The multi award-winning Israel Galván has been at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for 20 years. Galván is known for his innovative choreography and exquisite dancing technique.

With this unique artistic exchange, Khan and Galván made TOROBAKA by bringing together kathak and flamenco to create something new, distinctive and defying classification or genre.

"Go and see these two supreme artists spark off eachother"
Daily Telegraph

Returning after its highly anticipated UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells in Autumn 2014, TOROBAKA takes its name from a Maori-inspired phonetic poem by Tristan Tzara. The bull (toro) and the cow (vaca) are sacred animals in the dancers’ two traditions and represent the coming together of dance styles. Rather than mimicking one another, Khan and Galván create something new by better understanding each other’s approaches to their craft.

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells.

Supported by the Edwin Fox Foundation in memory of Michele Fox.

Sadler's Wells presentation of Torobaka is supported by Theatron through the Culture Programme of the European Commission.

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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