Closing Programme

DESH - Akram Khan (UK)

15/9 World première in Leicester, UK
18/11 Asia première in Hong Kong

Co-produced by:
MC2: Grenoble (France) Sadler's Wells London (UK) Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg) Curve, Leicester (UK) Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium)

One of the most significant dancing and choreographic works by Akram Khan
Recipient of this year's South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance, London &
ISPA Distinguished Artist Award, New York

"I am fascinated by water inside the earth, it is the core principle of the way I think and move, fluidity within form…and Bangladesh has an abundance of both water and earth…I am fascinated to search for and explore a story that addresses the tragedy and comedy of lives in Bangladesh" – Akram Khan

Akram Khan Company Asian Audition. Please click here for details.

"The most urgent, beautiful and confident work of [Akram Khan's] career " -The Guardian *****
To view the full article, please click here.

"A masterpiece, the best thing that [Akram Khan] has ever done"
The Observer
To view the full article, please click here.

World première of DESH at Leicester Curve Theatre, UK and reviews,
please click here.

UK television interview of Akram Khan
and rehearsal excerpts of DESH, please click here.

DESH, meaning "homeland" in Bengali, is a new full-length contemporary dance solo and the most personal work to date from celebrated choreographer and performer, Akram Khan. Moving between Britain and Bangladesh, Khan draws multiple tales of land, nation, resistance and convergence into the body and voice of one man trying to find his balance in an unstable world. DESH explores fragility in the face of natural forces, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the rhythms of labour, in dream and story, and in transformation and survival.

Khan, together with his award-winning collaborators, weaves threads of memory, experience and myth into a surreal world of surprising connection to create an intimate yet epic stage production.

Artistic Direction, Choreography
and Performance:
Akram Khan
Visual Design:Tim Yip (Oscar Winner)
Music Composition:Jocelyn Pook (Olivier Award Winner)
Lighting Design:Michael Hulls (Sadler's Wells Associate Artist)
Devised by:Karthika Nair, Akram Khan
Dramaturge:Ruth Little
Producer:Farooq Chaudhry


18 - 19.11 (Fri - Sat) 8pm
Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium

 ■ $360 ■ $280 ■ $200 ■ $130

Some $200 and $130 seats may have restricted view
Approx 1 hour and 10 minutes without intermission. Audience members are strongly advised to arrive on time. Latecomers will not be seated.

Meet-the-artist session after the performance on 18 November
Please click here for details of masterclass





Photos: Tim Yip

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