Aerowaves Director John Ashford asks Akram Khan, one of the most acclaimed choreographers of his generation, to share and review a selection of his favourite dances on screen.
These can be dance films, performance recordings, classic movement scenes from Hollywood or even a short trailer uploaded to YouTube. Whatever the format, these extracts have provided a memorable spark of inspiration.
Born in London into a family of Bangladeshi origin, Akram Khan presented his first solo works in the late 1990s, reimagining dance with his commitment to classical kathak whilst developing a thoroughly modern vocabulary. His unique style has made him one of the UK’s most influential choreographers and led to acclaimed collaborations with an array of artists, including Juliette Binoche, Anish Kapoor, Nitin Sawhney, Hanif Kureishi, Sylvie Guillem, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Nitin Sawhney and Kylie Minogue. Khan has been the recipient of numerous accolades throughout his career and was awarded an MBE for services to dance in 2005.
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