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“I have awakened to a new form of dance, consisting of dancing my ideas through the bodies of others. That includes older dancers, who bring with them their stories and their complex emotional experiences. But what remains unchanged is my passion to explore old and new myths in the context of our era”.Akram Khan

Inspired by the recent discovery of a fragment of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s oldest great literary works still preserved today, “Outwitting the Devil”, Akram Khan’s latest production is an epic that examines ritual and remembrance. In a landscape of broken boards and fallen idols, six characters exchange what remains of their riches and their stories, seeking to complete the fragments of ancient knowledge, lost and forgotten in time.

The team

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan

Playwright: Ruth Little

Lighting design: Aideen Malone

Visual design: Tom Scutt

Original soundtrack and sound: Vincenzo Lamagna

Wardrobe design: Kimie Nakano

Writer: Jordan Tannahill

Director of rehearsals: Mavin Khoo

Dancers: Ching-Ying Chien, Andrew Pan, Dominique Petit, James Pham, Mythili Prakash, Sam Pratt

Producer: Farooq Chaudhry

Technical manager: Tina Fagan

Head of Production: Florian Stagliano

Project/Tour Manager: Mashitah Omar

Co-produced by Sadler's Wells, London, The Comedie de Clermont-Ferrand, scène nationale, Colors International Dance Festival 2019 - Stuttgart, Théâtre de Namur - Center Scenique

Supported by the Arts Council England

Akram Khan is an associate artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and Curve Theatre in Leicester.


7:30 pm.


14 - 42 € /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% up to 35% discount.
Groups, young people, over 65s, job seekers, large families, and people with a disability of more than 33%: 25% discount
Dance professionals: 25% discount.
Last minute discount (for the above groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50% discount
Last minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% discount
Wheelchair users: 50% discount (seated in the proscenium box with a companion)