Akram Khan


May 6, 2024 – Jun 1, 2024
The Generation of the Earth

Inspired simultaneously by his experiences in contemporary dance and his knowledge of Kathak, Akram Khan has revolutionized the dance world with a poetic and experimental style. The result of cross-cultural encounters, the narrative structures underlying his choreography tell stories that need to be "felt."

With "Gigenis | The Generation of the Earth," Khan responds to a personal need for creation to evoke the myths and legends of the classical world rooted in nature. Seven Indian classical dance artists will be joined by as many Indian classical musicians, using Western and Indian tradition as a tool to reflect on the future.

On June 1, "Gigenis | The Generation of the Earth" will be presented on the Open Air Stage at Orsolina28.

Akram Khan

One of the most celebrated and respected dance artists of today, in just over 22 years Akram Khan has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the arts in the UK and abroad. Khan’s work is recognised as being profoundly moving, in which his intelligently crafted storytelling is effortlessly intimate and epic. The Financial Times described him as an artist “who speaks tremendously of tremendous things”. As a choreographer, Khan has developed a close collaboration with English National Ballet. He created the short piece “Dust”, part of the Lest We Forget programme, which led to an invitation to create his own critically acclaimed version of the iconic romantic ballet “Giselle”. “Creature” is Khan’s latest work for English National Ballet.

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Akram Khan May 6, 2024 – Jun 1, 2024
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