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.
Today Akram Khan Company remains undisputedly one of the foremost innovative dance companies in the world. The company has a major international presence and enjoys busy tours that reach out to many cultures and peoples across the globe.
Thrilling and Beautiful
~The Observer, UK
~The Stage, UK
...exquisite gem of dance theatre, which could truthfully be enjoyed by anyone of any age or background.
~London Dance, UK