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The Pursuit of Now

The Pursuit of Now

Sadler’s Wells

THE PURSUIT OF NOW

17 & 18 March

EVENT REPORT

SADLER'S WELLS

Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN,
Tel: 0844 412 4300

www.sadlerswells.com

BACKGROUND

The Pursuit of Now – an improvised work by the British contemporary dancer, with the Azeri jazz pianist Shahin Novrasli, will be performed at Sadler’s Wells in the final month of the second Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts.

Announced just last week, The Pursuit of Now is the world premiere of a unique contemporary dance-jazz infusion that brings two greats to the London stage.

The new collaboration between one of Britain’s finest male contemporary dancers, Akram Khan and international jazz pianist Shahin Novrasli, is the brainchild of producer Farooq Chaudhry and is guaranteed to be one of March’s hottest tickets in town.

For two nights only Akram and fellow dancers will improvise to set pieces with Shahin and his musicians at London’s premiere dance venue.

Farooq Chaudhry, producer of Akram Khan Company, said: “Exposing audiences to artistic talent from unfamiliar parts of the world to London is very much at the heart of my work and I am thrilled to be involved in the Buta Festival, for this unique chance for dance and music enthusiasts to see Akram’s exciting new collaboration with Shahin.”

Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts
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