"GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth"
Wed Feb 12 - Sun Feb 16

Acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan has developed a distinct voice as an advocate of cross-cultural encounters through his own lineage of classical Indian Kathak and contemporary dance. In his latest work, GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth, Khan shares the stage with a distinguished ensemble of classical Indian dance artists, including Kutiyattam artist Kapila Venu, Bharatanatyam soloists Mavin Khoo and  Mythili Prakash, and the Bharatanatyam duo Vijna Vasudevan and Renjith Babu.

Khan invokes memories across time and place to celebrate these artists’ collective love of dance. Drawing from his deep-seated connection to ritual practices and his ability to weave narratives through movement, GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth is a testament to the enduring resonance of tradition in a rapidly changing world.

Special Performances

Curtain Chat: Thu, Feb 13

Funding Credits

Commissioning support for the creation of GIGENIS: The generation of the Earth provided, in part, by The Joyce's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work and its Executive Director’s Fund. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.