Home / Tag Archives: Akram Khan

Tag Archives: Akram Khan

Humanhood: Torus – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Humanhood were formed in 2016 by Rudi Cole and Júlia Robert Parés – one from Birmingham, one Catalan. They bring together their shared interests in science – especially physics and astrophysics – and Eastern mysticism and have developed in a relatively short time a distinctive choreographic language that speaks of an almost symbiotic fluidity. Less than a ...

Read More »

Until The Lions  –  Roundhouse, London

Director and Choreographer: Akram Khan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Akram Khan’s farewell continues and this week sees his last performances in his show Until The Lions, first seen at The Roundhouse in 2016. If this really is to be his final performance as a dancer then it’s a fitting and an emotional goodbye. In May of 2018, Khan danced his last ...

Read More »

Aakash Odedra Company: #JeSuis – The Lowry, Salford

Concept and Choreography: Aakash Odedra Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Aakash Odedra is a British contemporary dancer and choreographer with a solid background in classical Indian styles, especially Kathak. Like his mentor, Akram Khan, Odedra uses this background as a starting point: foundations on which to build ambitious work that moves on – perhaps in some ways redefines – those origins to ...

Read More »

Agudo Dance Company: Silk Road – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Jose Agudo, Rafael Amargo, Nahid Siddiqui Reviewer: Peter Jacobs There are politicians who claim that globalisation is some new damaging trend that undermines the nation-state and threatens national identity. Silk Road is a timely reminder that globalisation is as old a human civilisation: the Vikings, the Egyptians, the Romans were all globalisers. And the ancient silk and spice routes from ...

Read More »

Chotto Desh  – Sadler’s Wells, London

Akram Khan Comapy's Chotto Desh

Writers: Karthika Nair, Sue Buckmaster, Akram Khan Composer: Jocelyn Pook Choreographer: Akram Khan Director: Sue Buckmaster Reviewer: David Guest Mime, dance, animation and storytelling combine for a charming piece of theatre for children which will also resonate with adults. Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh does exactly what it says on the label: it is a shortened, family-friendly version of his fiercely autobiographical ...

Read More »

Xenos  – Sadler’s Wells, London

Performer and Choreographer: Akram Khan Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s rare that dancers become household names, but Akram Khan is familiar to many, especially since his appearance at the London Olympic opening ceremony in 2012. He’s collaborated with a wide range of artists over the years:  among them, actor Juliette Binoche, writer Hanif Kureishi and even singer Kylie Minogue. At the ...

Read More »

English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle – Liverpool Empire

Direction and Choreography: Akram Khan Music: Vincenzo Lamagna after the original score of Adolphe Adam Visual Design and Costumes: Tim Yip Lighting Design: Mark Henderson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Akram Khan’s retelling of 1841 Romantic ballet masterpiece Giselle – a co-production with Sadler’s Wells and Manchester International Festival – was first seen in Manchester in September 2016 to instant acclaim. It ...

Read More »

Akram Khan’s Giselle – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Vincenzo Lamagna after the original score by Adolphe Adam Orchestration and conductor: Gavin Sutherland Director and choreographer: Akram Khan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Huge anticipation has surrounded English National Ballet’s latest production of Giselle – especially since Akram Khan was confirmed as its choreographer. Having previously collaborated with ENB to choreograph Dust as part of 2014’s World War One commemoration ...

Read More »