Category: Show Related artist: Akademi South Asian Dance UK

Sufi:Zen is an intimate dance theatre experience that unites the stillness of Zen meditation with the rapturous motion of Sufi Dervishes. Evoking a cultural landscape that extends from Persia to Japan, Sufi:Zen exists in a world of contrasts – of ice and fire, entropy and energy, introspection and divine omniscience.

Sufi:Zen is choreographed by Gauri Sharma Tripathi with the support of Jonathan Lunn and Mavin Khoo. It uses dance styles, of kathak and western contemporary techniques set to a score by Shrikanth Sriram. This performance reflects the company’s long-standing reputation for presenting modern perspectives on traditional South Asian dance forms in unusual and distinct spaces.

Originally designed to be performed at dusk, Sufi:Zen is atmospherically lit by a combination of stage lights and natural fire effects.

We are also able to collaborate with environmental arts group Red Earth, who can provide medium-large scale natural fire effects to create an outdoor spectacle.

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Show Details

  • Length: 25 minutes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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