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OCT 18-21
In his highly-anticipated final solo performance work, world-renowned dance artist Akram Khan (DESH, TORO) unearths the experience of Indian colonial soldiers in the First World War. Over 4 million Indian men were mobilized for the conflict, but if they did return home their stories were never told. Separated from their own histories, homelands, and countrymen, they became xenoi (foreigners). With text from acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill and movement that shifts between classical kathak and contemporary dance, XENOS reveals a story of loss, hope and human redemption.

★★★★★ "A work of defining greatness"

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"Magnificent... a work of incredible potency, of emotional and cultural depth that sings and surges with the confidence of an artist at the peak of his powers"

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DIRECTED, CHOREOGRAPHED + PERFORMED BY
Akram Khan

TEXT BY
Jordan Tannahill

SET DESIGNER
Mirella Weingarten

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Michael Hulls

COSTUME DESIGNER
Kimie Nakano

COMPOSER
Vincenzo Lamagna

DRAMATURG
Ruth Little

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR
Mavin Khoo

MUSICIANS
Nina Harries
Andrew Maddick
B C Manjunath
Tamar Osborn
Aditya Prakash

PHOTO
Akram Khan by Jean-Louis Fernandez
CO-PRODUCERS: ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE – ATHENS, THE GRANGE FESTIVAL HAMPSHIRE, SADLER’S WELLS LONDON, NEW VISION ARTS FESTIVAL HONG KONG, THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE PARIS, LES THÉ TRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE OTTAWA, THE 20TH CHINA SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL (CSIAF), CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM, FESTSPIELHAUS ST. PÖLTEN, GREC 2018 FESTIVAL DE BARCELONA, HELLERAU – EUROPEAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS DRESDEN, EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL, FESTIVAL MONTPELLIER DANSE 2018, JULIDANS AMSTERDAM, CANADIAN STAGE TORONTO, ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL, CURVE LEICESTER, THE MUSIC CENTER LOS ANGELES, LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS NEW YORK, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY, DANSE DANSE MONTREAL.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.
AN AKRAM KHAN COMPANY PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY CANADIAN STAGE
SPONSORED BY COLAS
COMMISSIONED BY 14-18 NOW, THE UK’S ARTS PROGRAMME FOR THE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY
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