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Last night, Karen and I watched two men in black turning and twirling, stamping and stomping, taunting and teasing;    bodies and minds intertwined against the backdrop of haunting voices, drum beats and ankle bells;   a captivating interplay of movements and emotions so intense that the hour dissipated like the beads of sweat from the brows of the men. 360 more words

Writer's Notes

[Dance Review] A Parley of Traditions


Akram Khan & Israel Galván

16 October 2015

Esplanade Theatre

16–17 October 2015

There is something uncomfortable about Torobaka. How is it possible for two dancers to collaborate on a show with the bull as its main metaphor when one of them comes from a culture which reveres the animal, while the other slays it? 569 more words


Ostracism as a #dance #image on #wordymonday (or whatever happened to Swedish Democracy)

I chose ‘ostracism’ to represent through dance photographs today because of its close relationship to the word ‘segregation’. Segregation seems to me to be an appropriate starting point as today is Martin Luther King Day in the US as well as his official birthday. 367 more words

Carole Edrich Dance Photography


Last week, on Tuesday, I went to Sadler’s Wells Theatre to watch the newly conceived work of geniuses, Akram Khan and Israel Galván.

The sound in the piece is an amalgamative exploration of the cultural themes and influences of the new and interesting work. 200 more words


TOROBAKA @ Sadler's Wells Review

Akram Khan and Israel Galvan have collaborated to bring the world of dance TOROBAKA. The piece fuses Khan’s Khathak work and Galvan’s flamenco technique to create a completely new language together. 346 more words



TOROBAKA – Akram Khan and Israel Galván
Sadler’s Wells Theatre – Monday 3 November at 3.30pm

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