Directed and performed by Juliette Binoche and Akram Khan
"I never know what I'm capable of doing before I do it." These
words, spoken by Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche
(Caché, The English Patient, Blue),
capture the intrepid spirit-indeed the daring-behind In-I, an
intensely visceral dance-theater work conceived, directed, and
performed by Binoche and the adventurous British choreographer
Akram Khan (Steve Reich @ 70, 2006 Next Wave Festival).
Together, these charismatic artists arrive at something entirely
new, as an actor dances and a dancer acts.
Incandescent and delicate, Binoche moves with surprising force, always in lockstep with Khan's virtuosity and power. Accompanied by an evocative, mercurial score and performed before a luminous wall designed by British sculptor Anish Kapoor, the couple's exchanges are thrust into relief, revealing the intricacies of a love affair, in all its glory and all its pain.
Set design by Anish Kapoor
Lighting design by Michael Hulls
Music by Philip Sheppard
Costume (Juliette Binoche) by Alber Elbaz
Costume (Akram Khan) by Kei Ito
Sound design by Nicolas Faure
In-I global tour is sponsored by Société Générale and Hermès Foundation, and supported by CULTURESFRANCE
Co-produced by Hermès Foundation: National Theatre, London;Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Romaeuropa Festival and Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Rome; La Monnaie, Brussels; Sydney Opera House, Sydney; Curve, Leicester