News: Sacred Monsters

Monday 11 September 2006

The long awaited collaboration between Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan, two of the most exciting dancers working today, opens at Sadler’s Wells next week. Together they explore the dance languages that predominate in their work – respectively ballet and kathak.

They talk to Sarah Crompton about the creation of Sacred Monsters:

It’s a journey,” says Guillem, “from something very square, very established, very classical, to trying like kids to open a few doors and poke our noses outside and see if there is something else.”

Read more in the Telegraph, 9 Sep

“We are such different sizes. He is small and fast, but” – she mimes herself drifting through the air – “I am like this tall asparagus.” Sylvie talks to Judith Mackrell in the Guardian, 14 Sep

Links

www.sadlerswells.com – only a few tickets are still available

Sacred Monsters also tours to Snape Maltings in Suffolk on 24 & 25 Nov. Details/online booking here

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