iTMOi (in the mind of igor)

Full-length work with original score

World Premiere: 14 May 2013, MC2: Grenoble
London Premiere: 28 May 2013, Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Paris Premiere: 24 June 2013, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Last performance: 2 May 2015, The New Israeli Opera, Tel-Aviv
“In this work, I am interested in the dynamics of how Stravinsky transformed the classical world of music by evoking emotions through patterns, rather than through expression, and these patterns were rooted in the concept of a woman dancing herself to death. this approach is a huge inspiration to me. But in a sense I hope to reinvestigate it, not just through patterns, as Stravinsky did, but also through exploring the human condition. a rupture in the mind, a death in the body, and a birth in the soul, all remind us that the mind and imagination are wild and self-generating. in addition, to be creating this work with three different composers, Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost, allows us to discover many different sound-worlds, using Stravinsky as the key, the guide, the map.”

– Akram Khan

Akram Khan Company, United Kingdom