XENOS (World Tour 2018-19)

TOUR

Various locations, United Kingdom

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 19:30 to Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 15:30

 

Whose war?Whose fire?Whose hand is this?Xenos by Jordan Tannahill

 

We are extremely excited to present Akram’s most anticipated new solo, XENOS, which marks his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece.

In this brand-new work commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, Akram draws on the archives of the 20th century, and gives voice to the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier in the First World War. XENOSreveals the beauty and horror of the human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war.

Akram’s movement language shifts between classical kathak and contemporary dance. XENOS takes place on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology, where humanity still stands in wonder and disarray.

Akram has brought together a stellar creative team. Along with dramaturg Ruth Little and acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, he teams up with German designer Mirella Weingarten, award-winning lighting designer Michael Hulls, costume designer Kimie Nakano, and composer Vincenzo Lamagna.

Akram is joined onstage by five international musicians: percussionist B C Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Andrew Maddick, and saxophonist Tamar Osborn.

Country: 
United Kingdom
Address: 
Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Großer Saal, Kulturbezirk 2, Austria, St. Pölten, 3100
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Montpellier Danse, Opéra Berlioz / Le Corum, 11 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Montpellier, 34000
Julidans, Stadsschouwburg, Leidseplein 26, Amsterdam, 1017
Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
Curve, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
National Arts Centre, Baps Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, XXXX
Canadian Stage, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON, XXXX
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Confirmed

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TOUR
17 May 2018, 19:30

XENOS (St. Pölten)

Festspielhaus St. Pölten, St. Pölten, Austria
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29 May 2018 to 09 June 2018

XENOS (U.K Première, London)

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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26 June 2018 to 27 June 2018

XENOS (Montpellier Danse)

Montpellier Danse, Opéra Berlioz / Le Corum, Montpellier, France
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03 July 2018 to 05 July 2018

XENOS Grec Festival de Barcelona

Carrer de Lleida, 59, Barcelona, Spain
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13 July 2018 to 15 July 2018

XENOS (Julidans)

Julidans, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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16 August 2018 to 18 August 2018

XENOS (Edinburgh International Festival)

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 September 2018 to 22 September 2018

XENOS (Leicester)

Curve, Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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11 October 2018 to 13 October 2018

XENOS (Ottawa)

Babs Asper Theatre, Ottawa, Canada
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18 October 2018 to 21 October 2018

XENOS (Toronto)

Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto, Canada
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31 October 2018 to 01 November 2018

XENOS White Light Festival, NY

Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, United States of America
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13 February 2019 to 16 February 2019

XENOS (Montreal)

Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal, Canada
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