News: Akram Khan Unveils New Digital Art Film

Thursday 24 May 2018

Dance lovers were in for a surprise treat today as Sadler’s Wells and Associate Artist Akram Khan premiered their short film ‘XEN’, inspired by XENOS, his final new full-length solo which receives its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells on 29 May 2018.

Watch the film now:

Created especially for the screen, XEN is a reimagined version of Akram Khan’s live performance and is a response to XENOS’ evocation of the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier in the context of the First World War.

Meaning ‘stranger’ or ‘foreigner’, XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology. The live production of XENOS reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition and seeks to express tales of loss, hope and redemption, through a movement language that shifts between classical Kathak and contemporary dance.

XEN is produced by Illuminations for Sadler’s Wells and is part of Sadler’s Wells’ commitment to developing new forms of dance which reach new audiences.

To book tickets for XENOS visit Sadler’s Wells website.

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