Akram Khan Company

In July 1999 in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, an animated and curiosity-filled conversation took place between the young gifted dancer/choreographer Akram Khan and an ambitious former dancer and just recently graduated arts manager Farooq Chaudhry. That conversation laid the foundation stone for a dynamic collaboration, culminating in the creation of Akram Khan Company one year later.

Inspired by Akram Khan’s early training in the Indian classical dance form Kathak, and the hybrid language that organically emerged when Akram’s kathak training encountered contemporary dance in his teens, a vision began to form, fuelled by a desire to learn and create through collaboration with the very best people across all the disciplines in the arts.

The rules were simple: take risks, think big and daring, explore the unfamiliar, avoid compromise and tell stories through dance that are compelling and relevant, with artistic integrity.

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In just over fifteen years Akram Khan Company is now undisputedly one of the foremost innovative dance companies in the world. The programmes range from kathak and modern solos to artist-to-artist collaborations and ensemble productions. The company has a major international presence and enjoys busy tours that reach out to many cultures and peoples across the globe. Akram Khan has been the recipient of numerous international dance awards, the most notable being an Olivier Award for his solo production DESH in 2012.

A milestone in the company’s journey was the creation of a section of the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in 2012.

Akram Khan Company is currently practitioner-in-residence at University of the Arts London, and enjoys artistic association with Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and other leading venues and festivals around the world.

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Productions On Tour

Upcoming Performances

26 - 27 May 2016
Until the Lions
Brighton Festival
Brighton, United Kingdom

27 May 2016
Kaash
Espaces Plurials
Pau, France

27 - 28 May 2016
Chotto Desh
Dublin Dance Festival
Dublin, Ireland

2 June 2016
Chotto Desh
Salisbury International Arts Festival
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom

23 - 25 June 2016
Until the Lions
Holland Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands

20 - 21 August 2016
Kaash
George Town Festival
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

3 - 5 November 2016
Until the Lions
Curve Theatre
Leicester, United Kingdom

17 - 25 March 2017
Until the Lions
La TOHU
Montreal, QC, Canada

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