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Akram Khan  on Apr 10, 2025 | UCSB Arts & Lectures

Classical Indian Dance Reimagined

Akram Khan 

GIGENIS, the generation of the Earth 

Thu, Apr 10 | 7:30 PM
The Granada Theatre

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Akram Khan, Director and Choreographer

“One of Europe’s most charismatic dance talents.” The Guardian (U.K.)

“I am excited and humbled to be back on stage and direct six extraordinary soloist artists from all generations. GIGENIS is a profound tribute to that reflection, a  reconciliation between the past and the present times, a genuine celebration of our collective love for dance – boundless, timeless, as well as deeply rooted.” – Akram Khan

Returning to his roots to curate his first ensemble piece showcasing Indian classical dance, choreographer Akram Khan shares the stage with six renowned dancers and seven live musicians. Evoking our civilization’s collective memories, GIGENIS represents not just a performance but a profound statement – a testament to the enduring resonance of tradition in a rapidly changing world. Arts & Lectures joins the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Paris' Theatre des Champs-Elysées, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., The Joyce Theater in New York and Sadler’s Wells in London in presenting this exclusive engagement.

Thu, Apr 10 | 7:30 PM
The Granada Theatre

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Dance Series Sponsors: Margo Cohen-Feinberg and Barbara Stupay

GIGENIS is produced by Productions Sarfati. Presented thanks to the support of Orsolina28 Art Foundation and Muse Art Foundation. In co-production with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore; Sadler’s Wells London; The Joyce Theater with the support of its Executive Director's Fund and Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work.