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Zero Degrees

Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui join forces in a spellbinding dance performance, scored by award winning composer Nitin Sawhney, that incorporates life-size figures courtesy of Turner Prize winner Antony Gormley.

Performance 2008 65 mins Not rated

Director: Deborah May

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Overview

Zero Degrees is a remarkable collaboration between four of today's most respected artists. Moroccan-Flemish dancer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who is well known for his work with Les Ballets C. de la B. while Akram Khan is world renowned for developing his own 'contemporary Kathak' style, winning numerous awards. For Zero Degrees they bring their unique styles together in this spellbinding piece of dance.

Mercury Award winning composer and producer Nitin Sawhney adds his own East-meets-West sound with a specially commissioned score, and Turner Prize winner Antony Gormley contributing a quirky twist to the staging with two life-size casts of the dancers. Zero Degrees explores the concept of borders between countries, cultures and, most importantly, between life and death. It challenges, prompts and inspires, in a seamless fusion of dance styles, music and contemporary art. Recorded live at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London Zero Degrees is a rare chance to see four of today’s greatest artists join forces.

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