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Dance Contemporary Cross-disciplinary
“His style is an authoritative hybrid of ancient and modern...” Kelly Kellaway, The Guardian, 2016

North American Premiere

NAC Co-production

Akram Khan is irrefutably one of the most innovative dance artists in the world. His highly collaborative interdisciplinary works shift between classical kathak and contemporary dance. For his new solo, he tells the tale of an Indian colonial soldier in the First World War, expressing both the beauty and horror of the human condition. XENOS takes place on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology, where humanity stands in wonder and disarray. Don’t miss this final chance to see Akram perform as a dancer in a full-length work.

Did you know: Akram Khan Company created a section of the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2012.

Akram Khan Company is sponsored by COLAS.

Please note:
The text spoken in XENOS is in English

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Duration

Performance is approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.

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Artists

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  • Musicians Nina Harries (double bass & vocals), Clarice Rarity (violin), B C Manjunath (percussions & konnakol), Tamar Osborn (baritone saxophone), Aditya Prakash (vocals)
  • Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions
  • Co-producers Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), The Grange Festival (Hampshire), Sadler’s Wells (London), New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), The 20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF), Centro Cultural de Belém, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Grec 2018 Festival de Barcelona, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts (Dresden), Edinburgh International Festival, Adelaide Festival, Festival Montpellier Danse 2018, Julidans Amsterdam, Canadian Stage (Toronto), Romaeuropa Festival, Torinodanza festival (Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), University of California (Berkeley), Danse Danse (Montréal), Curve (Leicester).
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