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AKRAM KHAN PRESENTS LATEST WORK ‘XENOS’ AT ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

One of the most important choreographers on the contemporary dance scene worldwide and an outstanding performer is once again coming to the OCC in Athens to present the world premiere of his new work bearing the Greek title of ‘XENOS’ (meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’). Accompanied by five musicians on stage, Khan will take the audience on a journey into enticing contemporary dance, rousing rhythms of his own creation and his own universe that includes the classical Indian Kathak blended with modern dance.

The son of immigrants, he conquered London and the world

Khan was born in London to parents from Bangladesh. He began to study the traditional South Asian dance form, Kathak, when he was 7 and at 13 took part in Peter Brook’s Mahabharata. He was responsible for staging part of the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games and has worked with renowned actors, dancers and choreographers, earning a number of international awards. This will be his third appearance at OCC. He has said that he is no longer able to perform major solo roles and plans to limit himself to choreography and smaller roles in future. But for now, let’s enjoy him.

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