Danse Danse presents


Akram Khan’s XENOS is an epic in movement: reflecting on history and memory, the choreographer and dancer wonders if we can learn from our mistakes. Featuring five live musicians, XENOS showcases Akram Khan at the height of his artistic powers.

Anyone who has seen Akram Khan perform has been captivated by his magnetic stage presence. Interweaving elements from two cultures, classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance, Khan’s virtuosity seems limitless. From ma to his more recent Until the Lions, Khan’s work has been acclaimed by audiences around the world. In XENOS (the Greek word for “stranger”), he is both creator and performer, a double pleasure. He immerses himself body and soul in the setting of World War I through the character of an Indian colonial soldier. An exploration of the beauty and horror of the human condition. Working notably with Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, Khan makes this powerful story his own. More than ever, his incandescent performance commands the stage. “What is it that makes us human?” asks Akram Khan. And in the end, he charges into battle. Powerful.

Length – 70 min.

Post-performance talk with the artists
Wednesday February 13, 2019
Friday February 15, 2019

For more information and tickets: www.placedesarts.com  514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112


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