Sufi:Zen is an intimate dance theatre experience that unites the stillness of Zen meditation with the rapturous motion of Sufi Dervishes. Evoking a cultural landscape that extends from Persia to Japan, Sufi:Zen exists in a world of contrasts – of ice and fire, entropy and energy, introspection and divine omniscience.

This preview of Sufi:Zen is choreographed by Gauri Sharma Tripathi with the support of Jonathan Lunn and Mavin Khoo. It uses dance styles, of kathak and western contemporary techniques set score by Shrikanth Sriram. This performance reflects Akademi’s long-standing reputation for presenting modern perspectives on traditional South Asian dance forms in unusual and distinct spaces.