Monday, March 10, 2014

REVIEW: iTMOi by Akram Khan Company

HK Cultural Center Grand Theatre, Saturday March 8

A commissioned work for the centenary of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring, iTMOi (which stands for In the Mind of Igor) premiered in Grenoble, France in May 2013. Instead of retaining Stravinsky's music or Vaslav Nijinsky's choreographic language from the iconoclastic ballet, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan explored the psyche of how the work came about. Khan gave us a glimpse of Stravinsky's music and dug deep into the aspects of sacrifice, into the very core of a ballet about a chosen woman dancing herself to death. Unlike the original which sparked a riot during its first performance, iTMOi was relatively subdued, but still a compelling work in general.

Check out the rest of my review here.

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