Pilates Inspiration – Akram Khan

Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem performing Sacred Monsters

The video below is an excerpt from the hour-long dance piece, Sacred Monsters, choreographed and performed by Akram Khan with Sylvie Guillem.  It’s a fine example of all eight principles of Pilates in action.  The dance explores the dynamics and language of two great classical dance forms, kathak and ballet.  Kathak is a form of Indian classical dance and has its origins in the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Its form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances.

Take a look at this short section from Sacred Monsters and learn how to argue via the medium of dance…

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