Akram Khan Company
The much-honored British choreographer Akram Khan, whose piece for the London Olympics’ opening ceremony was unceremoniously cut from NBC’s televised coverage, brings his 2010 Vertical Road, a 70-minute dance set to a commissioned score by Nitin Sawhney, to the Mondavi Center at UC Davis, on Oct. 12. Khan, who credits his international brigade of dancers as collaborators, drew inspiration from Sufism and the Persian poet and mystic Rumi. It’s a chance, we hope, to see what we missed.
Janice Berman was an editor and senior writer at New York Newsday. She is a former editor in chief of Dance Magazine.