Stanislavsky & Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre, Moscow, International, Russian Federation
Akram Khan; Israel Galván; Khan; Galván; the very euphony of their names sets the scene. Dance before it became art. This transition, this intermediary space, this interstice is where they operate.
This is not, of course, an ethnic exchange between traditions, an exercise in global dance. It is about creating something from a way of understanding dance – derived, certainly, from dancing kathak and flamenco – that harks back to the origins of voice and of gesture, before they began to produce meaning. Mimesis rather than mimicry.
- Pedro G. Romero, January 2014
“Circling each other, arms whirling, these two superb dancers combine their kathak and flamenco styles with ferocious intensity.” The Guardian
“There’s no doubting the genius of all these performers.” The Arts Desk