Akram Khan Company
"A new shooting star."--Frankfurter Allgemeine
Akram Khan's almagamation of contemporary movement and traditional Asian forms has thrilled the European dance scene.
Britain's Akram Khan has electrified audiences as he seamlessly juxtaposes supple lyricism, stillness, and kinetic explosiveness. Just as he melds new dance styles with traditional South Asian Kathak forms, he also draws on music by such innovators as Nitin Sawhney, who are also exploring vanguard means to reflect their cultural heritage.
We are pleased to host the U.S. debut of Akram Khan, where you will see the program the Glasgow Herald called "thrillingly graceful and uplifting to watch."
Admission$16 students (tickets required)
Lead support for the Wexner CenterÌs 2001-02 performing arts season is provided by AT&T and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Major season support provided by Philip Morris Companies Inc.
Additional season support provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
This project is made possible through a unique initiative by the British Council, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
The British Council works to refresh and update perceptions of the UK by promoting the best of contemporary UK creativity worldwide. The National Dance Project was established to provide a system of support for the living, growing, discipline of contemporary dance by enabling both the creation of new work, and the distribution of dance across the country. Both organizations have been critical in helping make this tour possible
Promotional support is provided by WCBE, 90.5 FM.