'Southbank Show', 2002

Scope and Content

This file contains material relating to the South Bank Show, 2002 including:

  • - An introduction to the show and brief introduction to Akram Khan and references to Khan's latest work.
  • - Brief history of Kathak: Ravi Shankar and Khan speak, Khan also performs on the tabla.
  • - Khan and composer Nitin Sawhney speak about the relationship between music and Kathak.
  • - Khan visits the studio of his guru Sri Pratap Pawar, performs with him and talk about the relationship between a guru and disciple.
  • - Khan teaching young people Kathak.
  • - Khan on his mother's dancing and dancing as a child, his father and mother speak about his dancing as a child.
  • - Khan dancing in the Adventures of Mowgli 1984 and his first professional performances in the Jungle Book and the Mahabaratha.
  • - Khan at De Montfort and NSCD.
  • - Loose in Flight and the conflict between Kathak and contemporary dance.
  • - Khan in India at a Kathak lesson and performing a 'contemporary improvisation' on a visit to Delhi 2002.
  • - Khan speaks about his collaboration with Sawhney and Kapoor on Kaash; the concept of Kaash; based around the Hindu god Shiva.
  • - Khan and dancers rehearse Kaash in a studio
  • -Sawhney speaks about working with Khan on Kaash; and about first meeting Khan.
  • - Sawhney and Kapoor at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, 2002.
  • - Kapoor and Khan speak about the brief and challenges of the collaboration on set design and music.
  • - London premiere of Kaash;11 May 2002 at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
  • - Pratap Pawar speaks about his impressions of the performance; Khan's father speaks about the performance.
  • - File also contains a second recording of the same show. This recording is incomplete but of slightly better quality.

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