Dancers’ emotions conjured by new masterpiece

6.1 dancers recently went to Sadler’s Wells theatre in London to watch Akram Khan’s new masterpiece iTMOi (in the mind of igor), which was inspired by the creative composer Igor Stravinsky’s work, and which premiered last spring, celebrating the 100th year since Stravinsky’s iconic Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was composed. Khan explored the human condition and the way in which Stravinsky transformed the classical music world. iTMOi had the ability to conjure our emotions, through innovative and powerful metaphors, shown through strong compelling movement and physical and aural setting, which built an episodic drama around the ritual of sacrifice.

By  Ochre Seagrim, 6.1


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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