Outwitting the Devil Akram Khan Akram Khan Company
Outwitting the Devil. Akram Khan 28 September 2021 Athens at Herodion
“The effect of rhythms builds a hypnotic mechanics that conveys the fight as much as the terror. [...] One comes out of Outwitting the Devil more aware than ever of the ephemeral nature of existence.” — La Provence “Close to a restorative ritual, the show conjures up the founding myths to rejuvenate their key meaning. Through a carnal and expressive dance. [...] More than a catharsis (or purification of passions), Akram Khan’s dance brings together and reconciles energies.” — Paris art.com
We are proud to present in Athens the Greek Premier of our latest coproduction at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, with the Akram Khan Company
Outwitting the Devil by the acclaimed choregrapher Akram Khan
. 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 epic about ritual and remembering. In a landscape of broken tablets and fallen idols, its characters trade their remaining wealth and stories, seeking to make whole the fragments of ancient knowledge lost and forgotten over time.
“Minimalist yet mesmerizing fresco. […] The ecological dimension before the time of the poem, recalling the need to protect natural resources, inspired Khan to an inhabited choreography. A Great Work of Art. A Master Piece. Les EchosMORE