Akram Khan & Nitin Sawhney (Confluence)
Confluence, the celebrated collaborative production by Akram Khan and Nitin Sawhney premiered on 26th November 2009 as the culmination of the Svapnagata India Festival, presented by Sadler's Wells. Confluence fuses Sawhney's music with Khan's unique blend of classical kathak and contemporary technique.
The artists write about the work: "All artistic collaboration is a suspension of ego, a meeting of spirits, a spontaneous collision, but most of all, a search for an indefinable spark - an inspirational sense of connection from which ideas, thoughts and feelings can emerge."
Exploring how the independent stories of these two kindred spirits converged, Confluence offers the opportunity to re-visit their collaborative work together (Kaash, zero degrees and bahok), but it is more than simply a retrospective of their previous pieces. It is an exploration of the nature and fabric of creativity itself.