Blow-Up, Untitled 5 (detail) by Ori Gersht, at the National Gallery
Sadler’s Wells, 2nd to 9th October
Akram Khan’s semi-autobiographical work reveals a choreographic storyteller at the peak of his powers. The Anglo-Bangladeshi artist has always mixed imaginative staging with traditional and contemporary dance forms. But never before have all the elements combined so triumphantly.
Desh means “homeland” in Bengali and the work is an exploration of Khan’s relationship with his cultural roots, his past and his family. With the aid of a wide-ranging score by Jocelyn Pook, outstanding…
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