By Akram Khan Company
I took my brother; I think he enjoyed it more than me.
I was interested, and also a little disappointed. I think I was expecting something a little “more” and I’m not sure that I mean by that yet. The dancers were strong and I liked the movement aesthetic, overall, but something was missing for me. There was a stunning solo in purple light – her body moved with such precision and abandon. I just can’t put my finger on it. Maybe I was distracted by learning that Anish Kapoor had designed the set. I saw his piece, Leviathan, in Paris 2011 so my expectations might have been (too) high. Even so, I still wanted more – a message, question, or statement.