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Breathtaking dancing: “Sacred Monsters”, Akram Khan & Sylvie Guillem

February 4, 2011, 12:22 AM

It is a rare and beautiful thing to hold your breath while watching a human body in motion, dancing, telling a story. “Sacred Monsters” is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary dance production, presented by a mesmerizing dancing duo, Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem.

Just leave everything and watch this:

and here is another one, a bit longer:

I just hope they’ll show it again someday in London — or somewhere close in Europe. There is a 2009-recorded version on Amazon, but I’m sure it can only give you a glimpse of the real thing.

Further reading & links:
— More about the show on Akram’s company website;
— An interview in The Independent — Akram Khan: ‘You have to become a warrior’;
— Learn about kathak, a form of Indian classical dances: Khatak Wikipedia entry.
— Listen to the show’s soundtrack on the Sacred Monsters MySpace.

Thanks bro’ for sharing this beauty.