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Akram Khan Company

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Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

  • About

    Akram Khan is arguably the greatest male dancer in the world. The work of his company may be well known in Australia - it has taken out several Helpmann Awards - but seeing the man himself is a much rarer event. Whether or not you missed him 10 years ago dancing alongside Sylvie Guillem in Sacred Monsters, secure your tickets to XENOS now because it’s your last chance. Khan has announced that this breathtaking brand new solo will mark his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece.

    It’s a thrilling culmination of a career that, coincidentally, started with his first professional performance aged 14 in Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata, famously staged at the Anstey Hill Quarry for the 1988 Adelaide Festival. Exactly thirty years later, and supported by five outstanding international musicians and an award winning creative team, Khan explores the myth of Prometheus via the experience of an Indian colonial soldier in World War I.

    This beautiful and spectacular Australian premiere, co-commissioned by the Adelaide Festival, will be the international dance event of the year.
  • Credits

    Director/Choreographer/Performer Akram Khan
    Set Designer Mirella Weingarten
    Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
    Costume Designer Kimie Nakano
    Original Music Score Composed by Vincenzo Lamagna
    Dramaturg Ruth Little
    Writer Jordan Little
    Rehearsal Director Mavin Khoo
    Dancer Akram Khan
    Musicians Nina Harries, Andrew Maddick, B C Manjunath, Tamar Osborn, Aditya Prakash
    Producer Barooq Chaudhry

    Production co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World war centenary and sponsored by COLAS.

    Image Nicol Vizioli