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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"

THE GUARDIAN
 

"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"

THE STAGE
 

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Artistic Director/Choreographer/Performer
Akram Khan
 
Dramaturg
Ruth Little
 
Lighting Designer
Michael Hulls
 
Original Music Score and Sound Design
Vincenzo Lamagna
 
Set Designer
Mirella Weingarten
 
Costume Designer
Kimie Nakano
 
Writer
Jordan Tannahill
 
Rehearsal Directors
Mavin Khoo and Nicola Monaco
 
Dancer
Akram Khan
 
Musicians
Nina Harries (double bass & vocals), Clarice Rarity (violin), B C Manjunath (percussions & konnakol), Tamar Osborn (baritone saxophone), Aditya Prakash (vocals)
Producer
Farooq Chaudhry
 
Associate Producer
Lindsey Dear
 
Exclusive North American representation
2Luck Concepts – John Luckacovic & Eleanor Oldham
 
Technical Director
Richard Fagan
 
Production Manager
John Valente
 
Stage Manager
Marek Pomocki
 
Lighting Engineer
Stéphane Déjours
 
Sound Engineer
Julien Deloison
 
Technician
Russell Parker
 
Project/Tour Manager
Mashitah Omar
 
Props made by
Louise Edge from LFX props & special fx
 
PHOTO
Akram Khan by Jean-Louis Fernandez
Commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Co-produced by Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, The Grange Festival Hampshire, Sadler’s Wells London, New Vision Arts Festival Hong Kong, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, National Arts Centre Ottawa, The Center for 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, Tanz Köln, Edinburgh International Festival, Adelaide Festival, Festival Montpellier Danse 2018, Julidans Amsterdam, Canadian Stage Toronto, Romaeuropa Festival, Torinodanza festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts New York, University of California Berkeley, Danse Danse Montreal, Curve Leicester.

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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 CO-PRODUCED AND 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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