iTMOi (in the mind of igor) is the latest work from award-winning Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan. Khan’s first full-length ensemble piece since Vertical Road in 2010, iTMOi is inspired by the work of prolific composer Igor Stravinsky, and premiered last Spring, celebrating the 100th year since Stravinsky’s iconic Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) was composed.
Exploring the human condition and the way in which Stravinsky transformed the classical music world, this “incredibly visually arresting” (Evening Standard) piece evokes emotions through patterns and their disruption, building an episodic drama around the ritual of sacrifice.
Featuring an original score by Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost,iTMOi is yet another extraordinary artistic collaboration from Khan and his talented team including award-winning lighting designer Fabiana Piccioli, costume designer Kimie Nakano, dramaturge Ruth Little and an international cast of 11 dancers.
**** "A dazzling road trip into the creative imagination of one of our foremost dance artists"