Xenos: Akram Khan’s Final Performances As A Solo Dancer
Why We Recommend it
The English dancer and choreographer (b. 1974) performs in his last solo dance production dedicated to the beauty and horror of human condition as well as his descent.
Xenos relives the dream of a colonial Indian soldier stuck in no-man’s land. Khan and his stellar creative team unearth the experience of colonial soldiers who became xenoi in the First World War. The dance reveals the beauty and horror of human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war. Khan is joined on-stage by five international musicians: percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Clarice Rarity, and saxophonist Tamar Osborn.
Akram Khan Company has established itself as one of the foremost innovative dance companies in the world. Xenos was the winning production of the National Dance Awards 2018 in the U.K.
The performance is companioned by a free Cantonese pre-show talk on 26 October 2019 which features Stella Lau (Senior Lecture, Ballet Department of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) and Dominic Wong (Assistant Artistic Director, City Contemporary Dance Company).