Akram Khan Company — XENOS

29 May - 9 Jun 2018

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Marking his final performances as a solo dancer in a new full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class musicians.

Shifting between classical kathak and contemporary dance, Khan conjures up the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier in the First World War. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology.

A stellar creative team joins the journey, including fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist lighting designer Michael Hulls, dramaturg Ruth Little, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, German designer Mirella Weingarten, costumier Kimie Nakano and composer Vincenzo Lamagna.


★★★★★ "A triumph of energy, empathy and intelligence"
Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "A work of defining greatness"
The Observer

Discover more at XENOS talk with Akram Khan and the creative team or watch the discussion live on Facebook on Sunday 3 June at 4pm.

Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and sponsored by COLAS

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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