Vertical Road - Akram Khan Company at Abu Dhabi Theatre

Akram Khan's latest contemporary showVertical Road is coming to Abu Dhabi on Friday, 18th February at the Abu Dhabi Theatre.

Khan has assembled a cast of very special performers from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With a specially commissioned score by long-term collaborator composer, Nitin Sawhney, Vertical Road draws inspiration from the Sufi tradition and the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi. Exploring man's earthly nature, his rituals and the consequences of human actions, Vertical Road becomes a meditation on the journey from gravity to grace.

“More and more, I am pulled reluctantly towards a strong horizontal current, which is a place where time is moving at such high velocity, that even our breath is forced to accelerate just in order for us humans to survive. And I have always believed, that it is in our slow exhalation, where the sense of this deep spiritual energy resides. In a world moving so fast, with the growth of technology and information, I am somehow inclined to move against this current, in search of what it might mean to be connected not just spiritually, but also vertically.”Akram Khan

I'm really looking forward to this. It's not often we get contemporary dance shows in the country and to also perform at the Abu Dhabi Theatre, my favourite theatre in Abu Dhabi, it's a double bonus for me. 


Event details

Date and time: Friday, 18th February 2010 at 7pm

Ticket: Dhs 50 (you can buy tickets online here)

Venue: Abu Dhabi Theatre, Abu Dhabi (location map)

Phone: +971 2 657 6333