'What you cannot imagine': Spirituality in Akram Khan's Vertical Road

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dc.contributor.author Stevens, Jayne en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-11T15:55:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-11T15:55:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-30
dc.identifier.citation Stevens, J. (2012) What you cannot imagine: spirituality in Akram Khan's Vertical Road. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 4 (1), pp. 43-57. en
dc.identifier.issn 1757-1871
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/7196
dc.description The file attached to this record is the authors final peer reviewed version. The final publishers's version can be found by following the DOI link. en
dc.description.abstract This article considers the interface between artistic and spiritual inquiry through an examination of Vertical Road (2010), an ensemble performance work by the British contemporary choreographer Akram Khan. Khan is well known for his cross-cultural explorations, critical appreciation of which has tended to focus on the hybrid nature of his movement vocabulary and aesthetic. This article considers the intercultural nature of his work in terms of the ideas, beliefs and values that it embodies. In particular it examines Vertical Road in relation to some key tenets of contemporary progressive spirituality. It suggests that Vertical Road provides a poetic and insightful reflection on our contemporary spiritual condition. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Intellect en
dc.subject Akram Khan en
dc.subject intercultural performance en
dc.subject contemporary dance en
dc.subject spirituality en
dc.subject creativity en
dc.title 'What you cannot imagine': Spirituality in Akram Khan's Vertical Road en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi https://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jdsp.4.1.43_1
dc.researchgroup Dance Research en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en

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