by Akram Khan Company (2013)
iTMOi (in the mind of igor) is Akram Khan's latest full-length ensemble piece since Vertical Road (2010).
Celebrating Igor Stravinsky and the centenary of his legendary Rite of Spring, iTMOi explores the way in which Stravinsky transformed the classical music world by evoking emotions through patterns and their disruption, building an episodic drama around the ritual of sacrifice.
With an original score by Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost, and an international cast of 11 dancers, iTMOi is another extraordinary artistic collaboration from Khan and his talented team, creating a world where beauty and ugliness are ruptured to reveal how closely they interrelate with each other.
What the Press said:
"Atmospheric and strongly danced"
"It is through Khan's shockingly imagined chaos that we're drawn into the creative maelstrom from which art is born."
"One sequence, with a figure tethered in the centre of a sea of whipping ropes pulling him in every direction yet holding him captive in the centre, felt like a punch in the gut. "