After the screening, we met on Zoom to catch up and de-brief with remote members of the team. Nazma read us the synopsis from her 2016 brochure, and we were pleased to hear we’d understood the narrative.
Laura told us she’d recently seen a Kendrick Lamar concert with choreography that felt similar. We wondered whether Akram Kahn had been involved knowing he’s previously been involved with international events such as the London 2012 Closing Ceremony. Following some research it wasn’t him, although I love the idea of different worlds albeit in culture crossing.
Nazma and Laura are planning to see the next Akram Khan production Jungle Book (in person this time), at The Lowry in Manchester. That feels like a great mark of success from this Cog Night – being able to continue to enjoy and share culture as a team from around the country.