Akram Khan: Outwitting the Devil
What: As is his wont, celebrated choreographer Akram Khan explores ancient myths and rituals and puts in context with our ever-changing planet. Inspired by the epic of Gilgamesh, Khan and his ensemble of six dancers make a fervent appeal for collective humanity. The ancient site of the Herodion Atticus, directly under the Sacred Rock is fitting for Khan’s Outwitting the Devil. Stirring classical and contemporary, the performance is essentially about ritual and remembering. In a landscape of broken tablets and fallen idols, the six dancers trade their remaining wealth and stories, hoping to make whole the fragments of ancient knowledge that have been lost and forgotten over time
Outwitting the Devil invites us all to the table where life, death and our half-remembered myths are the bread we break together.
When: September 28, 2021 at 9pm
Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens.
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