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13/07/2018 - 15/07/2018


Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam


Akram Khan is on the shelves for the last time in moving story of colonial soldiers in other people’s war.

This is the last full-length solo in which master choreographer Akram Khan himself is on stage. That is why we are very pleased that we can show this performance at Julidans 2018.
Khan is one of the most important dance makers of this moment. The British Bengal choreographer builds a bridge between traditional Indian kathak and Western contemporary dance. The result is “of an unimaginable beauty”, according to de Volkskrant. Julidans has been following him for years and shows his performances from the first editions. We like to think back to highlights like Gnosis, DESH or Bahok. If Khan himself dances, that is masterful. The Arts Desk: “Khan dances kathak like a god.” The Telegraph: “No matter how quickly he moves, there is always a goldsmith-like precision to him.” It is a great privilege to be able to see him on stage again. .

XENOS means ‘stranger’. This moving performance is about the colonial soldiers in the First World War. More than 4 million non-western men from, among others, India fought in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. They fought and died miles from their homeland. Their stories are rarely told. Khan interweaves dance from two cultures, classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance. The texts were written by the Canadian author Jordan Tannahill. Five excellent musicians mix live on stage music traditions from around the world.

Julidans Inside Out
On Friday 13 July, a post-discussion will take place after the performance.

Tip: Portraits in Otherness on 13 & 14 July
While Akram Khan is standing on Julidans’ main stage in XENOS, Julidans NEXT presents two young talents selected by Khan for a special project: Portraits in Otherness, a series of dance solos by young international dance artists. Combine Potraits in Otherness with XENOS and receive a € 5 discount on a ticket from Portraits in Otherness.

Leidseplein 26 - Amsterdam
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