A celebration of diverse cultures and dances as strong, yet as delicate, as silk itself.
Silk Road is a fascinating and vibrant exploration through dance, of rituals that took place along this ancient trade route across Asia, revealing the lesser-known connection between classical Indian dance and Flamenco.
Images of pilgrims, monks, traders and urban dwellers create a universal, yet personal story of East meets West in the 21st century. Collaborating with classical Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, José Agudo weaves his Flamenco routes with a unique, contemporary style.
José has performed with, among others, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Ballet de Marseille, and has collaborated with Akram Khan Company since 2011 on DESH, the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony, iTMOI, TOROBAKA and Chotto Desh (at DanceEast in 2015).
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Photo credit: Bee Roy
Credits: Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells London, ZfinMalta, DanceEast, Dance4, Akademi. Supported by Arts Council England (TBC), Impulstanz Vienna, Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Special thanks to Assis Carreiro, Susannah Burke, Akram Khan, ACE Dance and Music,The Place, and The Waterside Centre.