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Akram Khan and the National Ballet of China

Akram Khan
Akram Khan
Akram Khan and the National Ballet of China
VIENNA  •  MuseumQuartier  •  Ongoing

After the duets with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Zero Degrees) and Sylvie Guillem (Sacred Monsters), the English choreographer of bengali origin Akram Khan gathers again an international cast of dancers of several origins, traditions and cultures.

This time, Akram Khan's recent collaborates with the National Ballet of China. Entitled Bahok and having received its premiere in Beijing on 25 January 2008, Bahok combines the dynamics of modern China, elements of Chinese folk dancing and Kathak, one of the major Indian dance styles, as well as western/modern and classical dance influences. Khan’s long time collaborator multi-award winning composer Nitin Sawhney has created the music especially for Bahok.

Artistic direction and choreography: Akram Khan

Materials created and performed by: Eulalia Ayguade Farro, Kim Young Jin, Meng Ningining, Andrej Petrovic, Saju, Sun Chia-Ying, Wang Yitong, Shanell Winlock, Zhang Zhenxin

Composer: Nitin Sawhney

Text: Hanif Kureishi

Consultant for Chinese music: Gisele Edwards

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Please click here for a Culturekiosque interview with Akram Khan.

Detailed schedule information:
21 h

Contact: MuseumsQuartier

Tel: (43) 1 205 15 65

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