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Sufi:Zen

Date: Sunday 23 September

Time: tba

Cost: tba

Location: Avenham Park

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

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

Brought to you by Akademi, this performance champions and encourages excellence in the practice of South Asian dance in the UK. Through the production of innovative South Asian dance events in unusual places they Akademi create work for artists and engage the widest possible public.

Map address for Avenham Park

Avenham Park, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JT.

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