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Akram Khan was awarded a coveted position in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreographic laboratory PARTS in 2000. Later that year he won ‘Outstanding Newcomer to Dance’ Awards from both the Dance Critics Circle and Time Out. The Dance Umbrella favourite is fast developing a world-wide reputation for his beautiful and compelling dance works.
Loose in Flight is a stunning solo that blends Kathak with contemporary dance. Rush
is a purely abstract work for three dancers inspired by the sensation of watching paragliders in freefall. The fascinating and exhilarating quintet Related Rocks completes the programme. Originally commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, it is performed by the full company: Akram Khan, Rachel Krische, Moya Michael, Inn Pang Ooi and Shanell Winlock. http://www.dansoffice.co.uk/
In 1999 Akram Khan was the winner of a Jerwood Choreography Award.
He is currently Choreographer-in-Residence at the Royal Festival Hall.
“there’s a phenomenon on the dance scene and his name is Akram Khan” Evening Standard
“startlingly original and beautiful… a truly astonishing fusion of talents” The Observer
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