Success! Silk Road has received Arts Council funding to tour to 10 theatres in 2018. To release funds we now need £6000 in match funding to make the tour and workshop programme happen. After a sell out success at DanceEast, Ipswich and Sadler's Wells, London in 2017, Silk Road is ready to go on the road...
In collaboration with renowned classical Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, Agudo weaves his Flamenco roots with a unique, contemporary style in this universal and personal story of East meets West. Performed with an evocative live score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Giuliano Modarelli, Silk Road is a fascinating exploration of the rituals along nomadic routes, conjuring images of the pilgrims, monks and urban dwellers who made their way from China to the Iberian Peninsular. It is a celebration of diverse cultures and dances, as strong and as delicate as silk itself.
"It was a connoisseur’s evening: a unique blend of specialist flavours wrought in finest detail. In Silk Road, Jose Agudo presents himself first as a flamenco dancer, his native form, before venturing into kathak and finally sharing the stage with bharatanatyam dancer, Mavin Khoo. Agudo is one of a growing group of multilingual dance artists: artists who train to a high level in one form then turn their attentions across national boundaries to investigate different forms."
Maggie Foyer for Seeing Dance