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Akademi present Sufi-Zen

Start date: 28 Aug 2015

End date: 29 Aug 2015

Price: Free Event

Venue address: Albion Square, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom


Sufi:Zen is a journey to the divine, inspired by the 13th century poet Rumi. Executed through a fusion of kathak and contemporary dance, the work explores the stillness of Zen monks and the passion of Sufi mystics, highlighting the contrasts between concentrated stillness and all encompassing motion.

Directed and choreographed by Gauri Tripathi the group, including six dancers, draws upon multiple dance disciplines including kathak, bharata natyam, ballet, contemporary and butoh. The work features a newly-commissioned music from Shrikanth Sriram.

Performance times:

Friday 28 August at 3.00pm and 6.00pm

Saturday 29 August at 2:30pm and 4.00pm

The performance lasts around 25 minutes.

Plus, learn the skills yourself in a a free Bollywood Dance Workshop! (No booking required) Saturday 29 August, 12 noon